3 DECEMBER 1937, Page 3

On Wednesday the luck of the ballot fell to Mr.

Gordon Macdonald, who seized the opportunity to give Labour's pension plan (kr at 65) an airing. He presented his case with' effective moderation, in a speech which fully deserved the encomiums it received. Inevitably the scheme got knocked about in debate, but its authors have no reason to be dis- satisfied. At last they have produced proposals which deserve serious consideration and which are very far from being mere electioneering.