HC Deb 06 August 1919 vol 119 c387W
Brigadier-General Sir OWEN THOMAS

asked the Pensions Minister, in view of the fact that, owing to conditions brought about by the War, many aged men obtained temporary employment, and now that hostilities have ceased they are being discharged to make room for those whose places they temporarily occupied, whether the method of calculating the means of applicants, as provided by Section 2 (1) (b) of the Old Age Pension Act, 1911, is in many cases a source of great hardship; and, if it is not considered advisable to modify the Section referred to, will exemptions be introduced which may prove a relief to the applicants concerned?


I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply which I gave on the 26th June to the hon. Member for Morpeth.