§ 52. Sir C. KINLOCH-COOKE
asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the Government decision to postpone the introduction of the Bill dealing with the addition to the Pre-War Pensions (Increase) Act till the Autumn Session, he will consider the advisability of making the operative Clauses of the Bill date back to the beginning of the present Session, so as to give some compensation for the delay to the beneficiaries?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
When the Bill is introduced, I will consider the possibility of providing for its taking effect, as originally intended, from the 1st instant, so that the delay in its introduction may not penalise the beneficiaries. I fear no earlier date can be conceded.