HC Deb 02 December 1968 vol 774 c1022
24. Sir B. Rhys Williams

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether the proposed graduated national insurance pensions will be adjustable to take account of changes in the cost of living.

Mr. Swingler

I would ask the hon. Gentleman to await the White Paper on the Government's proposals.

Sir B. Rhys Williams

is the hon. Gentleman aware that there is widespread apprehension that the Government's graduated scheme will be a backstairs take-over of the private insurance companies? Will the hon. Gentleman give us some assurance about that?

Mr. Swingler

I think that my right hon. Friend dealt with that earlier today. The widespread apprehensions will be ended very shortly.

Mr. Scott-Hopkins

When may we expect the White Paper? We have been waiting quite a long time for it.

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