HC Deb 15 December 1938 vol 342 cc2216-7W
Mr. E. J. Williams

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has considered the communication from the Monmouth County Council, sent him by the hon. Member for Ogmore, urging the necessity of such an increase of the amount of old age pensions as will release recipients from the necessity of applying for public assistance to supplement their incomes; and what steps the Government proposes to take in this vital matter?

Sir J. Simon

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. In answer to the second part, I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my right hon. and gallant Friend the Financial Secretary to the Treasury on 3rd November to the hon. Member for Everton (Mr. Kirby).