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Pensions

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 19th November 1957.

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Photo of Miss Irene Ward Miss Irene Ward , Tynemouth 12:00 am, 19th November 1957

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he intends to introduce a new Pensions (Increase) Act.

Photo of Mr Arthur Woodburn Mr Arthur Woodburn , Clackmannan and East Stirlingshire

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the increase granted to retirement pensioners now announced, he will accord similar appropriate increases to postal and other retired civil servants.

Photo of Mr Peter Thorneycroft Mr Peter Thorneycroft , Monmouth

A new Pensions (Increase) Act, became effective as recently as April, 1956, and it is not the Government's present intention to introduce another.

Photo of Miss Irene Ward Miss Irene Ward , Tynemouth

Is my right hon. Friend aware of the Prime Minister's pledge at Brighton to those living on small fixed incomes, and is he aware that the pledge at Brighton was given after the passing of the last Pensions (Increase) Act? In view of the fact that he has already implemented the pledge to the old-age pensioners, may I ask why there is this discrimination against those living on small fixed incomes, and may we have a satisfactory answer?

Photo of Mr Peter Thorneycroft Mr Peter Thorneycroft , Monmouth

I do not think that I can add anything to the Answer I have already given to my hon. Friend.