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Old Age Pensions

Volume 437: debated on Tuesday 6 May 1947

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100.

asked the Minister of National Insurance how many increased old age pensions now due in the county borough of Stockport have not yet been paid.

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave to the hon. Member for Penryn and Falmouth (Mr. King) on 2nd May. I have no reason to suppose that the cases outstanding in the hon. Member's constituency are not in the main of the same kind as those referred to in that reply.

101.

asked the Minister of National Insurance whether he is aware that Mrs. J. Cooper was entitled to an old age pension on 29th August, 1946, and entitled to 16s. a week on 3rd October, 1946, was not paid any pension until 13th March, 1947, but has received no arrears of the 10s. and 16s. rates due on the stated dates although her letter was acknowledged on 6th November, 1946, reference No. 29498097; and whether payment of arrears will be made at an early date.

A postal draft in settlement of the arrears of pension, has been sent to the local area officer of the Assistance Board for delivery to Mrs. Cooper.

102.

asked the Minister of National Insurance if he is aware that no payment of old age pensions has yet been made to Mr. and Mrs. J. Mayell, reference Nos. 40518854 and 40518557, Nutfield, Surrey, although applications for such pensions were made in September, 1946, and since then numerous letters have been written to the Ministry; and if he will state the reasons for the delay in dealing with this matter and authorise the immediate payment of these pensions.

Inquiries are being made into this case and I will write to the hon. Member as soon as possible.