HC Deb 15 March 1945 vol 409 cc384-5
66. Mr. Lipson

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he has given consideration to the further representation s that have been made to him that the increase in pensions granted under the Pensions Increase Act, 1944, should be disregarded in assessing eligibility for an old age pension; and if he is now able to agree to this.

Sir J. Anderson

I cannot add to the reply which I gave on 15th February to the hon. Member for East Willesden (Mr. Hammersley) after full consideration of the representations received or, this subject.

Mr. Lipson

Is my right hon. Friend's mind definitely closed on this subject, or will he be prepared to receive a deputation of Members on all sides to put the case before him?

Sir J. Anderson

I am always prepared to receive a deputation from hon. Members, but I would invite my hon. Friend to consider this. There could hardly be any justification for treating a pension, as supplemented under the recent Act, in a different way from a pension of the same amount granted in the first instance.