Pensions Increases (Reassessment)

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd March 1948.

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Photo of Mr William Brown Mr William Brown , Rugby 12:00 am, 2nd March 1948

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the reassessment of pensions under the Pensions (Increase) Act, 1947, has now been completed; or in how many cases is payment still outstanding.

Photo of Sir Stafford Cripps Sir Stafford Cripps , Bristol East

Not quite; 500 civil servants and 3,000 teachers have still to be reassessed.

Photo of Mr William Brown Mr William Brown , Rugby

I am very much obliged, but may I ask that every possible step shall be taken to speed up the payment of these allowances? They are now a year overdue, and the people are suffering very badly.