Public Assistance

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — National Insurance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th December 1949.

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Photo of Mr Edward Fleming Mr Edward Fleming , Manchester, Withington 12:00 am, 13th December 1949

In view of the fact that there are a considerable number of old age pensioners on the contributory list who are compelled at present to go to public assistance, would the right hon. Gentleman consider some means of increasing the basic pension so that they will not be forced to do so?