HC Deb 06 December 1955 vol 547 c177
11. Mr. Paton

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what he proposes to do to rectify the anomaly by which a blind man of Norwich in receipt of National Assistance, whose particulars have been sent to him, has been deprived of his tobacco tokens.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I regret that when, as in this case, a pensioner loses his title to the non-contributory old-age pension, he necessarily ceases to be entitled to tobacco tokens. But there may be an alternative approach in this case, and I am writing to the hon. Member.

Mr. Paton

May I thank the Chancellor for the hope of effective action being taken in this case?