HC Deb 20 February 1924 vol 169 c1770W

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that old people are being deprived of an old age pension on the ground that the value of their housing accommodation places them outside the scope of the Old Age Pensions Act though their actual income was nil, and that in one case in Devonshire it necessitated an old lady over 80 years of age being removed from a comfortable house to a workhouse; and whether, in consequence of these hardships to the aged poor, the Government can see its w ay to propose, without delay, some legis1:tion that would exclude the value of housing accommodation being taken into account when assessing the income of old people claiming an old age pension


The question of old age pensions is at present under consideration, and I would ask the hon. Member to await the Government's proposals.