HC Deb 05 April 1922 vol 152 c2239
67. Sir W. de FRECE

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if the Government has considered the policy of waiving the means limit in the case of old age pensions up to a maximum of £50: and whether, apart from the cost, there would be any administrative difficulty in the way of carrying out this policy?


The attitude of the Government on this matter was fully stated last night by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Debate on the Motion of the hon. Member for the Spen Valley Division of Yorkshire (Mr. Myers).


In consequence of the big vote that my hon. Friend got last night for his Motion, will the Government be prepared to remove some of the restrictions that surround old age pensions at the present time?


I do not think it is possible for me usefully to add anything to my answer or to what was said by the Chancellor of the Exchequer last night.

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