HC Deb 11 July 1955 vol 543 c138W
Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance what complaints he has received from the British Legion in Scotland about the restrictions on war pensioners' earning powers; what these restrictions are; and if he will now take steps to ensure that these restrictions are relaxed.

Mr. Peake

I assume that the hon. Member has in mind the unemployability supplement which can be paid to a pensioner with earnings provided they do not average more than £52 a year. I am aware that this figure has been questioned, but I do not think it would be right to pay an allowance for unemployability in cases where there are appreciable earnings.