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Old Age Pensioners (National Assistance)

Volume 527: debated on Friday 21 May 1954

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asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance the highest amount paid out to any one old-age pensioner and family for pension and supplementary pension combined; the extra cost if all pensioners were raised to that amount; and what the total sum would represent in extra contribution per week per contributor.

There is no fixed maximum to National Assistance grants, and I do not think that I can usefully attempt calculations based on some amount that might be paid in wholly exceptional circumstances.