Old Age Pensions (Investigation).

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons on 2nd August 1939.

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Photo of Mr John Cartland Mr John Cartland , Birmingham King's Norton

asked the Prime Minister whether, when considering the question of old age pensions, the Government will review the position of annuity and retirement schemes in operation in various firms, trades unions, co-operative societies, etc., with a view to bringing them with the State contributory scheme into one uniform national scheme?

Photo of Mr Neville Chamberlain Mr Neville Chamberlain , Birmingham, Edgbaston

This is one of the matters which will be considered by the Government in connection with their investigation into the system of old age pensions.

Photo of Mr Rhys Davies Mr Rhys Davies , Westhoughton

Will the right hon. Gentleman make sure that private pensions and annuity funds are not amalgamated with State pensions?

Photo of Mr Neville Chamberlain Mr Neville Chamberlain , Birmingham, Edgbaston

There is no such intention at present in my mind.