[Mr. Roger Gale in the Chair] — Pensioner Poverty

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 10:00 am on 23rd February 2010.

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Photo of Andrew Pelling Andrew Pelling Independent, Croydon Central 10:00 am, 23rd February 2010

I will be brief because other hon. Members wish to speak. It is important for politicians to defend the freedom pass because many local London councils that are upset about changes in funding and about money being taken away from London and put elsewhere talk rather darkly of compromising the provision of the freedom pass.