§ 52. Mr. HOOD
asked the Prime Minister if he is aware that the Wimbledon War 2105 Pensions Committee say that the pensions fixed in September, 1919, were at the rate of approximately 10 per cent. below the then cost of living; whether the pensions were fixed for three years, although the Government were willing to revise them every year; whether, having regard to that willingness, the Government will now revise the pensions (as, since September, 1919, the cost of living has increased from 131 per cent. to 176 per cent. over pre-War) and thus mitigate the hardship under which some pensioners, particularly widows with children, are suffering; and, if the Government are not willing to make such revision, if they will give a day before the adjournment for the Recess for the discussion of the matter?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
I would refer my hon. Friend to the replies which I gave on the 23rd November in answer to questions on this subject.