HC Deb 13 February 1951 vol 484 cc198-9
52. Sir Ian Fraser

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will extend the old persons tobacco concession to blind persons who receive their non-contributory old age pension at an earlier age than the normal.

Mr. Gaitskell

This is already the case. Any blind person who is an habitual smoker and is in possession of a pension order book entitling him to a non-contributory pension under the Old Age Pensions Act, 1936, may apply for Tobacco Duty relief.

Sir I. Fraser

Does that mean that they get it at the age of 40?

Mr. Gaitskell

At the age of 40, yes.