HC Deb 08 February 1966 vol 724 cc197-8
36. Mr. Wall

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what arrangements have now been made for the payment of pensions in Rhodesia; and whether pensions are now being paid to Britons in Rhodesia and to Rhodesians in Great Britain.

Mr. MacDermot

I would refer the hon. Member to the Answer given to the hon. Member for Galloway (Mr. Brewis) on 7th February. The answer to the second part of the Question is "Yes, Sir."

Mr. Wall

Is the hon. and learned Gentleman satisfied that pensioners of Rhodesia, both here and in Rhodesia, are receiving their pensions without undue delay?

Mr. MacDermot

To the best of my knowledge the payment of pensions is now flowing smoothly, thanks to the present arrangements.

Mr. Peter Walker

But would not the Financial Secretary agree that these payments are going only to public service pensioners, and will he not reconsider the fact that people in private pension schemes are not receiving any payment of pensions at all?

Mr. MacDermot

No, Sir. That statement is not correct. The arrangements apply also to private pensions.