§ [That this House requests the Government to increase the weekly amount paid to old age pensioners to £1 a week and to make provision for this when the next Budget is introduced.]
§ The Prime Minister
I regret that I can hold out no hope of special facilities being given for the discussion of this Motion.
§ Mr. Burke
Is the Prime. Minister not aware that if this Motion were discussed he would find a body of opinion in favour of it in this House and throughout the country which would, perhaps, induce him to change his mind and do the gracious thing now, instead of being driven to do it by public opinion, as happened in the case of his policy of appeasement?