§ Mr. Cassells
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what is the approximate annual saving to the Treasury under the Widows', Orphans and Old Age Contributory Pensions Acts in respect that pension between the ages of 65 and 70 years is payable each Thursday in advance, with payment only commencing on the first Thursday following the date on which the pensioner attains the age of 65 years?
§ Captain Crookshank
Under the terms of the Pensions Acts, a full week's pension is payable on the first weekly payday after the date on which the pensioner becomes entitled to pension and on every subsequent pay-day whilst he or she is alive and entitled to pension, including the week in which the pensioner dies. In some cases there will be a few days for which pension is not received at the beginning; in others, there will be a few days for which pension is paid after 1367W death. On balance there is no saving to the Treasury from this method of payment