HC Deb 04 December 1946 vol 431 c90W
94. Colonel Ponsonby

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will recommend to Colonial Governments that some provisional increase of a temporary nature should be made on all Colonial pensions, pending consideration of a permanent increase.

Mr. Creech Jones

As the hon. and gallant Member will be aware, the Pension (Increase) Bill has now been presented. The attention of Colonial Governments will be drawn to any alterations which may be made in the United Kingdom Law in this respect; but I should not be justified in inviting those governments to take action in advance of any concessions which Parliament may see fit to make to pensioners of His Majesty's Government.