§ Sir JOHN LONSDALE
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that, in order to arrive at the yearly income of applicants for old age pensions in Ireland, the interest upon the accumulated savings of applicants is calculated at the rate of 5 per cent.; and whether, having regard to the fact that many of these old people have their savings invested in Government securities which only yield them 2½ per cent., steps will be taken to ensure that a more equitable method of arriving, at the yearly income shall be adopted?
§ Mr. LLOYD GEORGE
I will refer the hon. Member to the answer just given by the Secretary to the Treasury to a similar question by the hon. Member for East Down.
§ Mr. GLAZEBROOK
asked the Prime Minister whether he will bring in an 655W amendment to the Old Age Pension Acts providing that the pension of any old age pensioner who enters a workhouse be continued, with a view to repaying the board of guardians the cost of maintenance?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
I cannot undertake to propose an Amendment of the Old Age Pensions Act in the sense suggested.