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Old Age Pensions Claims

Volume 441: debated on Monday 28 July 1947

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asked the Minister of National Insurance if he is aware that the continued delay in the granting of old age pensions in the County of Suffolk is causing severe hardship to old people who, after making early application, are kept waiting an undue length of time before they are notified that their pension will be payable; and if he will take steps to expedite the process.

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which my right hon. Friend gave to the hon. Member for Newbury (Mr. Hurd) on 17th June last. If, however, the hon. Member has any particular case in mind which arose before the introduction of the new machinery and will let me have details, I shall be pleased to look into it.