HC Deb 17 March 1926 vol 193 cc453-4W
Brigadier-General C HARTERIS

asked the Minister of Health whether it is the intention of the Government to modify the rate of old age pension in the case of voluntary contributors whose age at date of entry is 45 or upwards, and who will retire on pension from any superannuation fund for which they have paid?


The voluntary contributors referred to in the question will be entitled to old age pen- sions at the normal rate and on the usual conditions, unless the employment from which they will retire on superannuation is of a kind for which contributions for widows' and orphans' pensions only are payable, special exception from payment of contributions for old age pensions having been granted under Section 9 (1) proviso (c) of the Act.