§ 1. Mr. BERNAYS
asked the Minister of Labour whether he will take steps to inform insured contributors when they have reached the age at which they are entitled to receive old age pension, in view of the fact that persons in receipt of unemployed benefit are so informed when they become eligible for old age pension?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of LABOUR (Mr. R. S. Hudson)
Persons who are claiming benefit or transitional payments are informed when, according to the Departmental records, they are approaching the age of 65, in order that they may claim their pensions before their benefits expire; but I regret that it would not be practicable for the Ministry of Labour to give such notice to contributors generally.