HC Deb 29 October 1936 vol 316 c9
14. Mr. SHORT

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the cost of removing the means limit under the Old Age Pensions Act?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Chamberlain)

The cost of removing the means limit, on the assumption that all persons over 70 claim the old age pension, would be £13,000,000 a year in addition to the present figure of £44,000,000.