HC Deb 25 October 1960 vol 627 c2131
15. Dame Irene Ward

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he intends to introduce a new Pensions Increases Bill.

Mr. Selwyn Lloyd

I have no intention at present to introduce such a Bill.

Dame Irene Ward

Will my right hon. and learned Friend kindly bear in mind that there are masses of people living on small fixed incomes who are just as entitled to an increase as those whom we hope will get an increase by means of the old-age pension? Is it not a fact that all these people were promised a share in the prosperity of the country at the time of the General Election?

Might I also ask my right hon. and learned Friend whether he has yet replied to my letter offering to come and see him, as I do not want at this very early stage after he has become Chancellor to have to go and camp outside the Treasury, because that might be rather embarrassing?

Mr. Lloyd

I am not sure about that.

With regard to the first part of my hon. Friend's supplementary question, I am aware of the difficulties of those who live on small fixed incomes. With regard to my hon. Friend's letter, I should welcome very much a chance to have a thorough discussion of these matters with her.

Dame Irene Ward

I thank my right hon. and learned Friend.

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