HC Deb 04 February 1955 vol 536 c165W
Mr. Snow

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance why National Assistance payable to the possessor of book AB 34—177811 is to be reduced, as from 2nd May next, from £1 to 12s. 6d.

Brigadier Smyth

This Assistance grant is being paid in supplementation of a retirement pension and, as from the week commencing 25th April, the retirement pension will be increased by 7s. 6d. I am, however, informed by the National Assistance Board that it will be from that date, not 2nd May, that the Assistance will have to be reduced.

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