HC Deb 16 February 1956 vol 548 cc293-4W
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 the 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.