§ 103. Mr. Oliver
asked the Minister of National Insurance if he will make a statement giving the reasons for persons in receipt of retirement pensions being restricted to working a maximum of 12 hours in any one week to earn their maximum of £2 if they are to continue to receive their full pension.
§ Mr. Turton
The 12 hours' rule has been adopted by the statutory authorities in deciding in certain cases whether a person can be treated as having retired108W and be awarded a pension. It has no application to persons actually in receipt of retirement pensions who, if under 70 (65 in the case of women), are subject to the, earnings rule of £2 a week.