HC Deb 07 August 1941 vol 373 cc2086-7
43. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the annual premiums required by the War Damage Act are likely to inflict financial hardship on old age pensioners; and, in view of their scanty means, whether he will ensure that supplementary pensions shall be increased, where and when necessary, to cover the extra charge of the premiums?

Mr. E. Brown

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to a similar Question asked by my hon. Friend the Member for Abertillery (Mr. Daggar) on 5th August. Where a supplementary pensioner is living in a house which he owns, and the premium is a charge which falls on him, the Assistance Board will include it as an "outgoing" in calculating his supplementary pension.