HC Deb 19 September 1950 vol 478 c210W
Mr. Bossom

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the actual value and purchasing power of the old age pension of 26s. today, in relation to what it was when it was granted; and what he proposes doing to bring this up to the purchasing power as approved by Parliament.

Mr. Gaitskell

In reply to the first part of the Question, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my right hon. and learned Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer to the hon. Member for Darwen (Mr. Prescott) on 13th June last, and, as regards the second part, to the reply I gave to the hon. and gallant Member for Ilford (Squadron Leader Cooper) on 4th May.