HC Deb 06 February 1939 vol 343 c649W
Mr. W. R. Duckworth

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what would be the cost of granting, at 55 years of age, old age pensions to those who through deafness are unable to support themselves by their own labour?

Captain Wallace

The number of persons who are unable, on account of deafness alone, to support themselves by their own labour is unknown, and I regret therefore that no estimate can be given of the cost of granting the old age pension before the present statutory age to this particular section of the community.