HC Deb 30 November 1937 vol 329 c1898W
Mr. Mainwaring

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is prepared to consider, upon their attaining pensionable age, taking steps to provide increased pensions, or other forms of assistance, for the 20,000 unemployed at present between the ages of 6o and 65 years who have, due to prolonged enforced idleness, had no opportunity of making provision for their old age?

Lieut.-Colonel Colville

I am afraid that it is not practicable to provide discriminatory treatment for particular groups of pensioners on the lines suggested in the question.