HC Deb 02 May 1950 vol 474 c185W
111. Mr. Harrison

asked the Minister of National Insurance if she will take steps to raise the amount it is permissible for an old age pensioner to earn before such earnings affect the pension received, in view of the changed value of the pound since the regulations were made.

Dr. Summerskill

The provisions governing retirement pensions are, as a whole, designed to encourage people to continue working as long as possible. The amount of the pension accordingly increases up to age 70 (65 for women) the longer retirement is postponed. On the evidence available, I see no reason for departing from the views expressed by my predecessor on this matter.