§ 65. Mr. A. Lewis
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance whether he is aware that during the past twelve months purchasing value of the £ sterling has depreciated to the extent of 1s. 1d.; and whether he will therefore take the necessary action to increase old-age and war disability pensions by a minimum of 5 per cent.
§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
The present rates of retirement and war disability pensions continue to be worth substantially more in real terms than those which they replaced last year.