HC Deb 01 February 1960 vol 616 c79W
12. Mr. Owen

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance if he will make a special allowance to all citizens in receipt of the basic pension to meet the need for coal and milk during the severe winter months.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

No. Such allowances would be quite inappropriate to our universal contributory National Insurance scheme. Cases of need are, as he will be aware, dealt with by other social services.