§ 64. Mr. Hastings
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will take steps to ensure that the proposed increases in family allowances are coincidental with the increased cost of living due to the removal of food subsidies.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
For legislative and other reasons it is necessary to bring the increases of pensions and allowances into force at varying dates. This will be done as quickly as possible in each case. It is not possible to synchronise these increases with all the increases of food prices.