HC Deb 23 July 1940 vol 363 c607
64. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he will take steps to give effect to the resolution forwarded to him by the Leyton Local Pension Committee and other pension committees requesting him to recognise residence in a British possession by a British-born subject as equivalent to residence in Britain for the purpose of statutory condition in respect of old age pensions?

Captain Crookshank

I do not consider that the conditions imposed by the Old Age Pensions Act, 1936, in regard to residence are unreasonable, particularly having regard to Sub-section (2) of Section 2 of the Act. I am afraid I cannot undertake to introduce amending legislation as suggested.

Mr. Sorensen

Would the right hon. and gallant Gentleman say whether he has received a large number of resolutions and memoranda along the lines which I have suggested?

Captain Crookshank

Not that I am aware.