§ Sir I. Fraser
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance whether he has now considered the proposal to permit retirement pensioners, who so desire, to have their pensions paid periodically by cheque or similar instrument instead of by weekly pension order; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
Yes. I have decided to introduce early next year a scheme under which retirement pensioners who so wish will be able to have their pensions paid quarterly in arrears by crossed postal drafts which they can pay68W into a banking account. Retirement pensioners who are interested should let their local National Insurance office know; they will then be given full information about the arrangements when it is available.