HC Deb 21 July 1947 vol 440 cc112-3W
Mr. Linstead

asked the Minister of National Insurance when a decision will be reached concerning the issue of old age pensions to Mr. and Mrs. J. Sullivan, 53, Hawkesbury Road, Putney, S.W.15, who applied for pensions in September, 1946, the former of whom received a pension book for 7s. a week on 5th May, 1947, pension No. 52517195, and the latter of whom has received no pension, No. 27525667.

Mr. Steele

Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan's claims have been admitted, and pension order books at the appropriate increased rates of 18s. and 11s, respectively were issued to them by the area officer of the Assistance Board on 17th July. I regret the delay in settling these claims which, however, presented extra special difficulties and have involved extensive inquiries.