HC Deb 28 March 1946 vol 421 c576
68. Mr. Palmer

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that many elderly people are willing to let spare rooms and provide accommodation for homeless families, but fear that if they do so the income received will make them ineligible for an old age pension; and whether he proposes to take any action in the matter.

Mr. Dalton

The answer to both parts of the Question is, "No, Sir." Where means have to be taken into account in determining an old age pension, there is no legal authority for disregarding income from letting rooms.