Old Age Pensions.

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons on 14th June 1921.

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Photo of Mr Alfred Yeo Mr Alfred Yeo , Poplar South Poplar

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if his attention has been drawn to the position of the old age pensioners in regard to the allowance from outside sources; and whether he will consider the advisability of framing Regulations so as to allow societies and firms to supplement the Government allowance without making a deduction from the income of these old people, in order to meet the difficulties of the cost of living and thus prevent many of them seeking help from the Poor Law and a saving to the nation of much money?

Mr. YOUNG:

I must refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on this subject to my hon. and learned Friend the Member for York City on 31st May last, and to the statement on this subject made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in Debate on the 11th May.

Photo of Mr Alfred Yeo Mr Alfred Yeo , Poplar South Poplar

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that if this thing was taken in hand and tackled in the proper way it would save the country a great deal of unrest and a great amount of money?