HC Deb 14 May 1956 vol 552 cc1644-5

The following Question stood upon the Order Paper

35. Mr. LEWIS

To ask the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance, if he is aware that the 100 per cent. war disability pension of 40s., in 1938. would require, today, a figure in excess of 103s. to restore the same purchasing value at present-day prices; and what steps he proposes to take to improve the present pension rates.

Mr. Speaker

Mr. Lewis.

Sir I. Fraser

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. You will remember, as I do, that for twenty years or more it was possible for a Member to ask a Question on behalf of his hon. Friend. Is that still allowed?

Mr. Speaker

No. That was only allowed, as I remember it, when there was a second round of Questions. The second round of Questions has gone long ago.