HC Deb 05 May 1952 vol 500 cc1-2W
Mr. Hale

asked the Minister of National Insurance whether he is aware of the hardship caused to persons reaching the age of 65 who have been so incapacitated by illness since the passing of the National Insurance Act, that they have not acquired 104 fully paid stamps; and whether he is prepared to make provision in appropriate cases for payment of pension, subject to the crediting of the balance of the fully paid stamps necessary.

Mr. Peake

No. Rules requiring that a certain number of contributions must have been actually paid before people can get benefit have always been a feature of the State insurance schemes.