§ 29. Mr. Tinker
asked the Minister of Health whether he is now in a position to make a statement on the findings of the Assistance Board bearing on the co-ordination of grants and allowances to the supplementary pensions to old age and widows' pensions?
§ Mr. E. Brown
Not yet, Sir. But the Government hope to be able to lay draft Regulations before the House early in the new Session.
§ Mr. Tinker
I hope that the Government will get a move on, as I have been waiting for months, and the matter is deferred repeatedly. Is the Minister aware that I want it to go forward?
§ Mr. Kirkwood
Will the Minister be in a better position to make a statement early in the new Session? What does he mean by "early in the new Session"?
§ Mr. Gallacher
Will the Minister guarantee that this question of old age 1274 pensions will be dealt with in the King's Speech?
§ Mr. Ness Edwards
Do we understand from the reply of the right hon. Gentleman that the delay has been due to the Assistance Board?