HC Deb 18 July 1946 vol 425 cc247-8W
65. Mr. Monslow

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been called to the case of a married couple in Barrow-in-Furness where the husband was granted an increase of 4s. 6d. in his Army pension which necessitated a reduction in pension of 2s. each for the husband and wife; and whether he will consider allowing the full old age pension to remain in such cases.

Mr. Dalton

My attention has not been called to this particular case. Presumably, this is a non-contributory pension under the Old Age Pension Act, 1936. I have no power to vary the application of this Act by administrative arrangements, but these old age pensions, like others, will be increased in the autumn under the provisions of the National Insurance Bill.