§ 71. Mr. T. WILLIAMS
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether seeing that Members of Parliament only receive an annual sum for expenses necessarily incurred while carrying out their Parliamentary duties, he will consider, before introducing his forthcoming Budget, an optional pension scheme for Members of Parliament who have served one or more constituencies for 15 or 20 years or more and have attained 60 or 65 years of age, such optional pension to be paid only after ceasing membership of this House?
§ Mr. WILLIAMS
Will the right hon. Gentleman be willing to consult with Members of the House before finally making up his mind?
I should be pleased to have representations from any hon. Member who wishes to discuss the question of a retirement pension.
§ Mr. BUCHANAN
Is not the right hon. Gentleman aware that a man who has served a long period in the House retires worse than penniless?