§ Mr. Hopkinson
asked the Minister of National Insurance if she will make arrangements whereby a person over pensionable age who is drawing a 10s. a week pension payable under the Contributory Pensions Acts and is continuing in full-time employment can draw the full amount of any sickness or unemployment benefit without losing the 10s. a week pension.
Mr. B. Taylor
I assume that the hon. Member has in mind people who attained pensionable age before 5th July, 1948, and are still drawing a 10s. contributory old age pension. Such people neither contribute towards nor are they eligible for either unemployment or sickness benefit. If the hon. Member has a special case in mind perhaps he will write to me giving particulars.