The person concerned has recently been awarded the special half-rate old age contributory pension, introduced for persons who entered into insurable employment before 1953. The pension is payable at the rate of £48 per week with effect from 5 May 2000, that is, the date from which the pension was introduced. A book of payable orders, payable from 4 August 2000, will be issued shortly to his nominated post office, for collection by him. Arrears of pension for the period 5 May 2000 to 3 August 2000 will issue in the next two weeks.
Question No. 806 taken with Question No. 752.