National Insurance

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Pensions and National Insurance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14th November 1960.

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Photo of Dr Horace King Dr Horace King , Southampton, Itchen 12:00 am, 14th November 1960

Is the Minister aware that this group of veteran citizens, which is diminishing in number year by year, enjoys fewer of the benefits of the Welfare State than any other group? Many of them have tiny superannuities. Many of them have no independent means. Will not he consider bringing them as of right into the categories entitled to the basic pension—at least, to begin with, the oldest of them?