HC Deb 05 July 1956 vol 555 c1540
58. Mr. Godman Irvine

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the date on which pensioners entitled to increases under the Pensions (Increase) Act, 1956, for which the Government are responsible, may expect to receive the increased payments which are to be effective under that Act from 1st April last.

Mr. H. Brooke

In the seven weeks since the Bill received Royal Assent, nearly half of the 250,000 pensions paid by Government Departments have already been dealt with, and every effort is being made to get the remaining increases into payment as rapidly as possible.