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Retirement Pensions

Volume 486: debated on Monday 9 April 1951

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104.

asked the Minister of National Insurance if she will consider helping to overcome the man power shortage by the payment of full old age pension to insured women over the age of 60 and insured men over the age of 65 without regard to the wages they earn by continuing in productive employment.

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Members for Stafford and Stone (Mr. H. Fraser) and Sutton and Cheam (Mr. S. Marshall) on Monday, 12th March, a copy of which I am sending him.

110.

asked the Minister of National Insurance what steps are taken to bring to the attention of those who are invited to resume their employment after having retired their rights to make National Insurance contributions at the full rate and so qualify on retirement for an extra 1s. a week on every 25 contributions.

Persons approaching pensionable age are given full information about the higher rates of pension for which they can qualify by continuing in the employment field and deferring their claims for retirement pension. Where, however, a person has qualified for retirement pension after giving notice of retirement there is no present statutory power under which the notice can be revoked.