§ Mr. J. Howard
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he will now increase the pensions of railway pensioners on lines comparable with the proposals in the Pensions (Increase) Bill.
§ Mr. Watkinson
As I informed the House on 24th and 25th January, 1956, in my Answers to Questions from my hon. Friend the Member for Tynemouth (Dame Irene Ward) and from the hon. Member for Itchen (Dr. King) and the294W hon. Member for Kensington, North (Mr. G. H. R. Rogers) I am having discussions with the Chairman of the British Transport Commission about the possibility of further assistance being given to their pensioners, but am not yet ready to make a statement.