HC Deb 28 November 1944 vol 404 cc2427-8W
Sir R. Tasker

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, to help avoid hardship now experienced by old age pensioners contributory and non-contributory, he will introduce legislation to ensure payment of 30s. per week to each old age pensioner.

Sir J. Anderson

I am not prepared to introduce legislation on this subject pending the introduction of the Government's national insurance scheme. As the House is aware, old age pensioners who are in need can obtain supplementary pensions at rates which were reviewed by Parliament as recently as 1943.