§ 54. Sir J. BUTCHER
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware of the hardship that falls on old age pensioners by reason of the fact that casual sources of income, such as gifts from friends, former employers, and the like, have to be brought into account for calculating their means; and whether, if he is not prepared to adopt the drastic steps of abolishing the means limit, he will take steps to remove the hardships above indicated?
My right hon. Friend fears that he cannot add anything to his statement of the 11th instant on this subject on the Motion of the right hon. Member for the Widnes Division (Mr. A. Henderson).
§ Sir J. BUTCHER
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that this very necessary reform would cost very little?