HC Deb 23 January 1947 vol 432 c387

Resolution reported: That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to 'authorise further increases under, and otherwise amend, the Pensions (Increase) Act, 1944, and to continue that Act in force as amended, and to authorise increases in pensions to which that Act does not apply, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of moneys provided by Parliament of any increase in the sums payable out of such moneys under the Pensions (Increase) Acts, 1920 and 1924, which is attributable to provisions of the said Act of the present Session, operating from such date as may be specified therein—

  1. (a) increasing the limits of means specified in the Pensions (Increase) Act, 1920, from one hundred and fifty pounds a year to two hundred pounds a year in the case of an unmarried person (as defined in that Act), and from two hundred pounds a year to two hundred and seventy-five pounds a year in the case of a married person (as so defined);
  2. (b) providing that where a pension is greater than such as can be increased under the said Act of 1920 but less than the amount to which a smaller pension could be increased thereunder it may be increased to that amount."