HC Deb 05 October 1938 vol 339 cc333-4
46. Mr. Day

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the number of persons in receipt of non-contributory pensions under the Old Age Pension Acts, 1908 to 1924, or the Contributory Pensions Act, including pensions under the Blind Persons Act, 1920, as at the last convenient date?

Captain Wallace

The number of pensions in payment as at 30th June, 1938, were as follow:

Pensions in virtue of Section 11 of the Widows', Orphans' and Old Age Contributory Pensions Act,1936 1,212,957
Pensions under the Old Age Pensions Act, 1936 (including Blind Pensions) 595,904
Total 1,808,861
Mr. Day

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether there are any applications by blind persons for pensions which have not as yet been dealt with and are still under consideration?

Captain Wallace

Not without notice.