HC Deb 21 March 1955 vol 538 c1717
3. Mr. Houghton

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance whether he will introduce legislation to provide an optional pension of 10s. a week without retirement conditions and without payment of contributions, other than for industrial injuries, for persons insured for five years before 5th July, 1948.

Mr. Peake

No, Sir.

Mr. Houghton

Has the right hon. Gentleman overlooked the fact that in a pamphlet issued by his party in 1950 a promise was made to do this very thing? Is it now the doctrine of the Conservative Party that the latest catalogue supersedes all previous ones?

Mr. Peake

By all means; and I repeat my surprise that the hon. Gentleman should be lumbering along four years behind the Conservative Party.

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