HC Deb 09 March 1922 vol 151 cc1521-2W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware of the widespread hardship caused by the operations of Sections 1, 2, and 3 of Clause 2, and many of the Sections of Clause 7 of the Pensions (Increase) Act, 1920; and, if so, whether he will introduce measures to modify these points so that in future pensioners need not reside in the British Isles, that pensioners need not have attained the age of 60 years, or, in the case of widows, 40 years, and that the pensioner need not have less than £150 a year if unmarried, or £200 if married?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. The provisions referred to were the result of full consideration at the time when the Act was passed, and I am not prepared to propose any modification of them.

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