Old-Age Pensioners

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 21st April 1959.

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Mr. H. Wilson:

But is not the Chancellor aware that these vicious charges were imposed by the present Prime Minister, when Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he was facing, as he said, a very serious economic crisis? Since we are supposed to be more prosperous now, ought not these charges and impositions to be the first to be removed? Is the right hon. Gentleman not further aware that this operates very unfairly as between different types of sick people, as some degrees of chronic illness require far more prescriptions per month than do others?.