HC Deb 19 April 1910 vol 16 c2048W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can give an assurance that, on and after 1st January, 1911, all persons seventy years of age, not otherwise disqualified, will be entitled to receive the old age pension, although they may have been in receipt of Poor Law relief up to the last day of 1910?


This disqualification, as the hon. Member is no doubt aware, lapses automatically as from 1st January next unless Parliament otherwise determines; and I may assure the hon. Member that in any legislation which the Government may introduce on the subject they hope to make arrangements with the local authorities which will effect its discontinuance.