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Contributory Pensions

Volume 245: debated on Thursday 20 November 1930

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he or the committee over which he presides will give consideration to the hardship which arises when an unemployed man reaches 65 years and his wife who is a few years younger loses a State benefit of 24s. and receives only 10s. in return?

I have been asked to reply. The matter is under consideration.

1913.1924.1925.1926.1927.1928.1929.
£'000.£'000.£'000.£'000.£'000.£'000.£'000.
Belgo - Luxembourg Economic Union.144,115(a)143,846144,884128,435152,480176,796183,825(b)
Italy99,547141,609150,814149,432163,161157,202161,018
France496,821454,158387,968445,597419,852403,159(b)
Czechoslovakia111,958114,679107,952122,619128,979124,872
Germany (c)355,681458,108510,263528,169602,040659,945
(a) Belgium only in this year.
(b) Provisional figure.
(c) Except for 1924, the particulars for Germany include deliveries on account of Reparations.
NOTE.—Conversions from the original currencies have been made at approximate par rates for 1913 and 1929, and at the average rates of exchange for each of the years 1924 to 1928.