HC Deb 27 July 1937 vol 326 cc2849-50
Mr. George Griffiths

On a point of Order. A week ago to-day I put down a question to the Prime Minister which has been referred to the Minister of Health and appears to-day as No. 84. It arises out of the Speech from the Throne on 1st November, which said: Measures will also be submitted to you to reduce the age limit for the award of pensions to blind persons. I wish to ask you, Sir, whether the Prime Minister is not the person who should answer that question, and not the Minister of Health.

Mr. Speaker

It is not for me to judge whether it is the Prime Minister's business to answer it if he likes to delegate it to the Department concerned.

Mr. Griffiths

Last week the Prime Minister answered a question regarding old age pensions. This is a question affecting pensions for the blind, and I feel that the Prime Minister should have been the person to answer it, and not the Minister of Health.

Mr. Speaker

I am afraid I cannot help the hon. Member.