HC Deb 05 October 1939 vol 351 c2119W
Sir A. Wilson

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that though the Old Age Pensions Acts were consolidated in 1936 after substantial amendment in 1924 the old age pension regulations have not been revised since 1922; and whether he will take steps to bring the latter into line with the Act of 1936?

Captain Crookshank

There is nothing in the Old Age Pensions Act, 1924, to render the 1922 Statutory Regulations obsolete and their validity was specifically preserved by Section 14 of the Old Age Pensions Act, 1936, which consolidated the law on this subject. The passing of this Act has, however, rendered inappropriate one or two references to earlier Acts repealed thereby and steps will be taken to make fresh Regulations in due course.