asked the Minister of National Insurance if he is aware that considerable hardship is now being experienced by old age pensioners and widows in trying to meet the recent increases in the cost of living; and will he take steps to provide for an immediate increase on the basic pension of these people.
I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which my right hon. Friend gave on this subject to questions by the hon. Member for Luton (Mr. Warbey) and others on Thursday, 11th October.