§ Mr. D. Somerville
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what would be the cost to the taxpayer to continue the double pension of blind persons which they enjoy at present until they reach the age of 70, when it is reduced to one single old age pension of 10s.?
§ Captain Wallace:
The cost of continuing the double pension to blind persons after 70 (including the restoration of the double pension to those over 70 who were in receipt of two pensions when they attained 70) would be about £170,000 a year, rising in ten years' time to £250,000.