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Retirement Pensions

Volume 649: debated on Monday 13 November 1961

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asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance how many recipients in the United Kingdom of old-age pensions have gone to the Colonies; and if the increases of pensions granted in this country are given to those who emigrated before the increases in pensions were granted here.

There are about 1,400 people in the Colonies, Protectorates and Trust Territories who are drawing retirement pensions from this country. Those who are living in Malta receive their pensions under our Reciprocal Agreement with Malta at the rates which are current in this country. The others receive their pensions at the rates which were current when they first qualified for them or when they ceased to be resident in this country, whichever was the later.