§ 33. Mr. Markham
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can now make a statement on the position of old age pensioners?
§ 35. Mr. Mander
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is now able to make a statement with regard to the Government's policy on the subject of an increase in the amount of old age pensions?
§ 36. Mr. G. Macdonald
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is now in a position to give the result of the investigations into the question of an increase in old age pensions?
§ 37. Mr. Lipson
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is now able to indicate the result of the inquiry that has been made on the possibility of an increase in the old age pension?
§ The Chancellor of the Exchequer (Sir John Simon)
I will, with the hon. Members' permission, answer these Questions together. The Government have been actively pursuing their investigation into the subject of old age pensions during the recess, and I hope that it will be possible to announce the Government's intentions in the course of a few days.
§ Mr. Mander
Can the Chancellor of the Exchequer say whether he proposes to deal with the question of widows' pensions at the same time as that of the old age pensions?
Mr. David Adams
Cannot my right hon. Friend accelerate the consideration of this because of the hardship of this very severe winter?