HC Deb 31 July 1941 vol 373 c1561W
Mr. Rhys Davies

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received from old age pensioners' associations asking for an increase in the rate of old age pensions; and what reply has been tendered to such representations.

Mr. E. Brown

I have been asked to reply. I have received a letter from the Bolton branch of the Old Age Pensioners' Association. So far as this relates to the old age pension itself, I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for West Leyton (Mr. Sorensen) on 17th July. So far as it relates to supplementary pensions, I am in communication with the Assistance Board, who inform me that they have received a similar letter the answer to which is under consideration.