HC Deb 30 May 1960 vol 624 c987
23. Mr. H. Hynd

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance, what plans he has for bringing the rate of retirement pension for a married couple up to the scale for National Assistance.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

I have nothing to add about the rates of retirement pension to what I said in our three recent debates.

Mr. Hynd

Is it not obviously most unsatisfactory that people who have contributed all their life become eligible for less money than people who have contributed nothing? That anomaly should be put right as soon as possible.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

The hon. Gentleman raises an issue which has never been resolved since the parable of the labourers in the vineyard.

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