Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Commission on Poverty

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th April 1970.

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Photo of Mr Harold Wilson Mr Harold Wilson , Huyton 12:00 am, 16th April 1970

My hon. Friend will be aware that it has been a regular pattern, I believe under previous Governments as well as this one, that in one year there is an increase in the basic pension and the following year in supplementation benefits—which are very different from the National Assistance of the Conservatives. These are dealt with in alternate years. These matters are being considered as they were at this time in 1968 and in 1966, and, for all I know, in 1964.