§ Mr. CHARLES BATHURST
asked whether attention had been called to the effect of the Old Age Pensions Regulations in all cases where one only of an aged couple, both of whom have been in receipt of poor relief amounting in the aggregate to more than 5s. per week, is over seventy years of age and applies for a pension; and what steps, if any, it is proposed to take to modify such regulations?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
The position in these cases is the effect not of the Old Age Pensions Regulations, but of the Old Age Pensions Act, and cannot be modified except by legislation.