HC Deb 23 November 1938 vol 341 c1773W
Mr. Maitland

asked the Minister of Health what steps are being taken to bring to the notice of the people the advantages of the Contributory Pensions Act, 1937, and the fact that after 2nd January, 1939, in certain cases, persons will not be able to join the scheme?

Mr. Elliot

A new illustrated booklet and poster, stressing the importance of early application, are being displayed and distributed through the Post Office and through other channels. Attention is being drawn to the scheme through the British Legion and similar organisations, the Press, and also by a stand at Olympia this month. My inspectors are taking every opportunity to make the scheme widely known. I am also arranging to broadcast on the subject early next month. Copies of the booklet and poster have been sent to hon. Members, and I am sure I can rely on hon. Members to do all they can to see that their constitutuents do not delay their applications until it is too late.