HC Deb 24 July 1941 vol 373 cc1046-7
12. Mr. Tinker

asked the Minister of Health what steps are being taken to place those in receipt of old age pensions on a basis to meet the continued rise in the cost of living, as the present value of 10s. is several shillings below what it was when the war started?

Mr. E. Brown

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to a Question on this subject asked by my hon. Friend the Member for West Leyton (Mr. Sorensen) on 17th July.

Mr. Tinker

I have seen that reply. What I was asking the Minister was whether he can see his way to do something for these people in view of the cost of living?

Mr. Brown

I cannot add anything to the answer which has been already given on the subject.