§ 4. Dr. Little
asked the Minister of Pensions whether, in view of the increase in the cost of living, he will review the pensions granted when the expenditure on 2174 the necessities of life were lower and grant a proportionate increase.
§ 1. Mr. Vernon Bartlett
asked the Minister of Pensions whether, in view of the great rise in the cost of living, he will now make an increased grant to pensioners of the last war.
§ Mr. Wilfred Paling
I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to the hon. and gallant Member for Kingston-upon-Thames (Major Boyd-Carpenter) on 11th October last, of which I am sending them copies.
§ Dr. Little
Does not the Minister consider that a proportionate increase of pension should be granted to these pensioners as a bare act of justice?