§ 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.