64. Miss Ward
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware of the hardship caused in connection with 102W the Pensions (Increase) Bill in view of the fact that pensions arising therefrom will be paid some quarterly and some monthly, starting after October, while increases to cover the withdrawal of food subsidies are to be met by 1st October; and if he will take steps to meet this difficulty.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
Increases under the Bill will be operative from 1st October and I am confident that pension authorities will make every effort to pay them as quickly as possible after that date.