§ Mr. Dodsworth
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will review the position of a person receiving an invalidity benefit which becomes a retirement pension at the age of 70 years, so as to maintain the tax exemption applicable to the invalidity benefit.
§ Mr. Robert Sheldon
No. To allow retirement pensioners who have been receiving invalidity benefit up to age 70 to draw their retirement pension tax free could be regarded as unfair by other pensioners whose incomes are no larger.