HC Deb 16 November 1959 vol 613 c774
9. Mr. Frank Allaun

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance when he intends to review the present retirement pension of £2 10s. a week with a view to raising it.

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

The rates of retirement pension and other National Insurance benefits are kept continuously under review.

Mr. Allaun

What I was asking was how soon the Government intend to implement their election pledge that pensioners will share in the increasing prosperity. Was not that a reference to pensioners and not just to National Assistance?

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

If the hon. Gentleman will study what was very clearly said by my right hon. Friends the Chancellor of the Exchequer, towards the end, and the Home Secretary, at the end, of the debate on the Address, he will get great enlightenment.