§ 66. Mr. Godman Irvine
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance whether he will make provision to add in future to the first payment of retirement pension the sum appropriate to cover the days which intervene between the pensioner's 65th birthday and the date of payment.
§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
No. As retirement pension is paid weekly in advance, there is, provided that the rate of pension payable has been determined in advance in the normal way, nothing to prevent any pensioner, regardless of the particular day on which he retires, receiving a week's pension within a week of retirement.