HC Deb 08 February 1956 vol 548 cc1661-2
48. Mr. G. H. R. Rogers

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he is now able to make a statement on the result of discussions with the British Transport Commission on the question of further assistance to superannuitants and pensioners.

Mr. Watkinson

I cannot yet add to the reply which I gave to the hon. Member on 25th January.

Mr. Rogers

Can the right hon. Gentleman forecast the possible date of a decision?

Mr. Watkinson

This is a very important matter, but it is a very complex one, as the hon. Member knows. I did say that I wanted to look at it myself with the Chairman of the British Transport Commission. I am afraid that I cannot forecast how long that will take.

Mr. H. Hynd

Is it not possible to bring the railway superannuitants within the compass of the Pensions (Increase) Bill?