§ Mr. Molloy
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, in view of the increased postal letter rate charges, if she will seek powers to provide retirement pensioners with two pre-paid envelopes for use in the United Kingdom which will be obtainable at post offices which and where pensions are drawn.
§ Mr. O'Malley
No. The Government's view is that it is better to provide pensioners with income in cash, which they can spend as they wish, rather than with limited special concessions of the kind envisaged by my hon. Friend.