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Retirement Pensioners (Fuel Requirements)

Volume 721: debated on Monday 22 November 1965

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asked the Minister of Power, if he will introduce legislation so as to provide for free issues of household coal for retirement pensioners in the winter months.

No. The Government's policy is to ensure through the National Insurance and National Assistance schemes that retirement pensioners and those receiving National Assistance have sufficient resources to meet their needs, including fuel requirements.