HC Deb 08 March 1954 vol 524 c119W
42. Major Beamish

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance what reply he has received from Mr. Melling, Secretary of the National Federation of Old-Age Pensioners' Associations to his letter of 10th February asking for details of all old-age pensioners said to be suffering from hardship.

Mr. Peake

In reply to my request for particulars of the 2,700 pensioners mentioned in Press statements as suffering hardship I have received some 190 letters, most of them relating to pensioners with resources in addition to their retirement pension. The correspondence is still continuing.