HC Deb 07 November 1955 vol 545 c150W
59. Dr. Stross

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance whether he will take steps to alter the provisions of the recent Pneumoconiosis Benefit Schemes so that hardship allowances may be paid where appropriate.

Mr. Peake

No. This alternative was considered and rejected as impracticable before the present flat-rate scheme was introduced.