HC Deb 19 July 1977 vol 935 c423W
24. Mr. Montgomery

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will take any special steps within the social security system to help those aged 75 years and over.

Mr. Deakins

In present circumstances my right hon. Friend takes the view that the available resources are best used for the maximum possible increase in retirement pensions generally rather than in giving any special preference to those to whom the hon. Gentleman refers.