HC Deb 27 March 1941 vol 370 cc716-7W
Mr. Leach

asked the Minister of Health whether he will consider the advisability of putting on the pensions list such insured men and women as are approaching pensionable age and are physically, and permanently, disabled and in receipt of health or other public benefit, so as to simplify and cheapen administration?

Mr. E. Brown

I am doubtful whether the adoption of my hon. Friend's proposal would have the desirable administrative effects which he suggests. Moreover, it would involve fundamental changes in the financial structure of existing schemes of social insurance and I feel that it could more usefully be considered in connection with a general review of the social services undertaken as part of post-war planning.