HC Deb 30 January 1979 vol 961 c364W
19. Mr. Loyden

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what plans he has to introduce a rent-free scheme for retirement pensioners.

Mr. Deakins

My right hon. Friend has no such plans. It would be inappropriate to make provision for national insurance retirement pensioners to live rent free, irrespective of their financial circumstances. Pensioners with limited incomes are entitled to claim a rent rebate or allowance, a rate rebate or supplementary benefit.

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