33. Miss Ward
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance whether he will refer the case of persons drawing non-contributory pensions for consideration by the National Insurance Advisory Committee, in view of the fact that late entrants into the insurance scheme are receiving increased benefits under the new Bill, making their pensions equivalent in purchasing power to the 1946 value.
Can my right hon. Friend explain why it is always the thrifty people who get "billed on the head" by all Governments? Is it not time that something was done to help people in the small income groups as well as other people?