Mr. J. G. Diefenbaker (Leader of the Opposition):
Mr. Speaker, I should like to address a question to the Prime Minister. It arises out of the rather optimistic statement made by the Minister of National Health and Welfare yesterday that the amount of old age pensions might be increased. Can the Prime Minister assure the house that any increase in that regard to meet the continuing depreciated value of the dollar will be extended to the superannuation payments to retired civil servants, members of the armed forces and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police?
Subtopic: REQUEST FOR INCREASE IN PENSIONS OF SUPERANNUATED CIVIL SERVANTS