HC Deb 25 April 1923 vol 163 cc499-500W

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he is aware that the old-age pension to Frederick Pinn, of Burnt Oak, Sidbury, has been recently stopped on the ground that he is in receipt of 6s. from the Master Bakers' Society, and of 14s. as a voluntary allowance for his lodgings from another source; if this latter allowance is to cease from the 28th when Frederick Pinn will have to go to the workhouse; is he aware that this aged pensioner is 81 years of age; and can he see his way, under the circumstances, to continuing the old-age pension to Frederick Pinn for the few remaining years of his life?


I am informed that Mr. Frederick Pinn's old age pension was revoked by the central pension authority because his means, as stated in the question, were in excess of £49 17s. 6d. per annum, the statutory limit for an old age pension. I have no information whether the allowance of 14s. per week is to cease on the 28th April, but if it is, Mr. Pinn should make a fresh claim for an old age pension on the form obtainable at any Post Office and forward it to the local pension officer.