Old Age Pensions.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 2nd March 1922.

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Photo of Colonel Sir Arthur Holbrook Colonel Sir Arthur Holbrook , Basingstoke

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asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider legislation to provide that benefit payments made by friendly societies to their members shall not deprive those members of any proportion of their old age pensions to which they become entitled on reaching the age of 70 years, and shall not, as at present, penalise them for having endeavoured by their thrift to avoid becoming a burden upon the rates?

Photo of Sir Robert Horne Sir Robert Horne , Glasgow Hillhead

I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for the Consett Division of Durham (Mr. A. Williams) on the 13th ultimo.