§ 73. Mr. SNELL (for Mr. W. BAKER)
asked the Minister of Health whether any alteration has been made in the regulations of the special fund for seamen, commonly called the Lascar Fund; and whether, seeing that the Widows', Orphans', and Old Age Contributory Pensions Act provides for pensions at 65 in January, 1928, he will state if it is proposed to alter the age limit for applications in the ease of the Lascar Fund.
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of HEALTH (Sir Kingsley Wood.)
My right hon. Friend is informed that the governing body of the Seamen's Special Fund—formerly known as the Lascar Fund—have under consideration the question of varying their pensions scheme as from 2nd January, 1928, to take account of the changed conditions resulting from the operation of the Contributory Pensions Act.