§ 55. Mr. W. J. Brown
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will be able to give the result of the Govern ment's consideration of the position of retired State servants in respect of the Pensions (Increase) Act, 1944.
§ Mr. Dalton
No, Sir, but I can say that we cannot legislate this Session. The position is safeguarded by the operation of the Pensions (Increase) Act, 1944, which has been extended to 31st March,
§ Mr. Brown
Does the Chancellor not realise that the assurance given to this House was that what would be considered was whether the Pensions (Increase) Act, 1944, ought not to be substantially modified and improved, and that this would be considered before the Act expired? Is the Chancellor going back on his word?