I have considered this matter. On the question of the basic rate of pensions, I cannot add anything to the reply which I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for North Aberdeen (Mr. Garro Jones) on 28th November last. Supplementary assistance can be given in case of need, and the extent to which such assistance is given by way of a supplementary pension was settled by Parliament so recently as 1940. I do not think I should be justified in suggesting the introduction of further legislation at the present time.