§ Sir R. ASKE
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that applicants in England and Wales have been refused pensions on the ground that the reference to entry into insurance in Section 5 (a) of the Widows', Orphans' and Old Age Contributory Pensions Act, 1925, means the last entry into insurance, whereas in Scotland such reference has been held to mean the original entry into insurance; and whether, in view of these conflicting rulings, he will introduce legislation at an early date to define the position in accordance with the interpretation adopted in Scotland?1525W
§ Mr. GREENWOOD
I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I have to-day given to the hon. and gallant Member for Banff (Major Wood) on the same subject.