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Old-Age Pensioners (Correspondence)

Volume 524: debated on Saturday 8 May 1954

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asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance what reply he has received from Mr. Melling, Secretary of the National Federation of Old-Age Pensioners' Associations to his letter of 10th February asking for details of all old-age pensioners said to be suffering from hardship.

In reply to my request for particulars of the 2,700 pensioners mentioned in Press statements as suffering hardship I have received some 190 letters, most of them relating to pensioners with resources in addition to their retirement pension. The correspondence is still continuing.