§ 77. Dr. Little
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he will consider removing the means test imposed upon local government officers by the Pensions (Increase) Act, 1944, in view of the fact that no such test is imposed upon civil servants claiming under the Act.
§ Mr. Glenvil Hall
The two provisions mentioned were designed to meet entirely different circumstances. The future of the Pensions (Increase) Act, 1944, is at present under review.
§ Dr. Little
When this matter is under review, will the hon. Gentleman give favourable consideration to these pensioners and place them on the same level as civil servants?
§ Mr. W. J. Brown
Can the Financial Secretary give any estimate of the time in the New Year when he will be able to make a statement?