§ Mr. Clement Davies
Mr. Speaker, I beg to present a humble Petition on behalf of the old-age pensioners of this country. The Petition has been signed by over 77,000 old-age pensioners and others, and, in the main, signatures have been added under the supervision of the mayors of boroughs, chairmen of urban district councils and old-age pensioners' clubs.
The Petition calls attention to the great hardship that is being suffered at the 2 present moment by old-age pensioners on account of the increased cost of living. The Petition concludes:Wherefore your Petitioners pray that an interim increase in the basic rate of old-age pension be made immediately. And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.To lie upon the Table.