Civil (Excess), 1927.

Orders of the Day — Supply. – in the House of Commons at on 15 February 1929.

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Motion made, and Question proposed, That a sum, not exceeding £90,147 18a. 7d., be granted to His Majesty, to make good an Excess on the Grant for Old Age Pensions for the year ended 31st March, 1928.

Photo of Mr Arthur Samuel Mr Arthur Samuel , Farnham

I need not bother the House with a long explanation. In the Report of the Select Committee on Public Accounts, which is now in the bands of Members—it is No. 45—there appears this paragraph; The excess …is attributed partly to an unexpectedly large influx of new pensioners in the last quarter of the year and partly also to the fact that pension orders cashed on the last two days of the year alone greatly exceeded anticipations. Your Committee see no objection to this sum being provided by an Excess Vote. I presume that hon. Members will take the same view to-day.

Question put, and agreed to.

Resolutions to be reported upon Monday next.

Committee to sit again upon Monday next.