HC Deb 19 March 1953 vol 513 cc208-9
47. Mr. Simmons

asked the Prime Minister to which Minister ex-Service men's organisations should make representations concerning the proposed elimination of the Ministry of Pensions.

The Prime Minister (Mr. Winston Churchill)

It would be convenient if these representations were made in the first instance to my hon. Friend the Minister of Pensions, who will as necessary consult the other Ministers concerned.

Mr. Simmons

Does this mean that the Prime Minister has not yet appointed a Minister for the co-ordination of disintegration? As the right hon. Gentleman should know, to old soldiers like us it is more important to have integration than disintegration.

The Prime Minister

I think the meaning was quite apparent from my answer.

Mr. Langford-Holt

Is my right hon. Friend aware that as a pensioner I am much more interested in the service I receive than the name of the Ministry providing it?