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Old Age Pensions

Volume 437: debated on Wednesday 21 May 1947

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asked the Minister of National Insurance why Mrs. Alice Crowther, 22, George Street, Cleckheaton, pension No. 38564421, who is insured in her own right and who has retired from work, has not yet received the 16s. pension to which she is entitled; and when this will be received, together with arrears of benefit at the rate of 16s. a week from the first pay week in October

A pension order book at the rates of 26s. a week has now been issued to Mrs. Crowther, together with an adjusting payment on the basis that she was entitled to the increased rate with effect from 2nd January. Until 31st December Mrs. Crowther was in regular employment and her title to an increased pension did not, therefore, arise until 2nd January, the first pension pay-day following that date.

asked the Minister of National Insurance whether the pension books of Mr. and Mrs. Rutter. Nos. 26485370 and 45456067, were in order when sent to his Department in September, 1946; and if he will expedite payment of pensions and arrears

The pension order books held by Mr. and Mrs Rutter were in order when, in September, 1946, they were returned to my Department in error. New books were issued in replacement, containing weekly orders at the appropriate rate from 27th February, 1947, and 1st November, respectively. Payments of £10 10s. 0d. and £2 in respect of the arrears due to the dates stated were made to Mr. and Mrs. Rutter on 19th May.