HC Deb 13 November 1930 vol 244 cc1878-9W

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware of the hardship caused by the necessity of old age pensioners who reside in the Isle of Man having to travel to the mainland in order to receive their pensions; and, if so, will he seek to relieve such pensioners of the loss which is incurred by the frequent trips to the mainland?


I am aware that persons who have been awarded pensions under the Old Age Pensions Acts, 1908–1924, in the United Kingdom, and who now reside in the Isle of Man, cannot, under the existing law, obtain payment of their pensions unless they attend to cash the orders in this country at intervals of not more than three months. As my hon Friend is no doubt aware, the general question of reciprocity in old age pensions between the various parts of the Empire is at present under consideration by the Imperial Conference, and the suggestion made in the second part of my hon. Friend's question will be borne in mind in connection with any recommendations that may be made as a result of this consideration.