HC Deb 16 December 1948 vol 459 cc211-2W
Mr. G. Thomas

asked the Minister of National Insurance what is the number of old age pensioners who have received supplementary increases since 5th July, 1948; and how much money is involved.

Mr. Steele

I understand that nearly all old age supplementary pensioners, numbering about 465,000, received increases, but without examining the papers relating to each case it is not possible to state the precise number or cost.