HC Deb 21 November 1968 vol 773 c318W
Mr. Bessell

asked the Minister of Overseas Development if, in view of the present hardship to United Kingdom residents overseas, he will introduce legislation to amend the United Kingdom Pensions (Increase) Act to provide pensions to those persons or their dependants who were formerly employed in British Government institutions or offices and were not eligible for pensions by the Governments of such overseas territories.

Mr. Oram

No. The United Kingdom Pensions (Increase) Acts provide for increases to existing pensions and they cannot be extended so as to grant pensions to persons who are not already eligible for them.