HC Deb 08 April 1957 vol 568 cc817-8
38. Mr. H. Hynd

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance what reply he gave to the deputation from the British Legion and other organisations when they asked for a basic pension of 90s. per week.

The Minister of Pensions and National Insurance (Mr. John Boyd-Carpenter)

I undertook to consider the deputation's views as regards both the basic rate of war pension and certain other matters in consultation with my colleagues.

Mr. Hynd

The deputation was on 20th March. It is now 8th April. Can the right hon. Gentleman give us any news about the result of his consideration?

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

As the hon. Gentleman knows perfectly well, when responsible and important bodies raise matters of major policy a certain amount of time is always taken for consideration.