HC Deb 03 December 1908 vol 197 cc1649-50
MR. VERNEY (Buckinghamshire, N.)

To ask the President of the Board of Trade whether, in the case of a married woman, aged seventy-four, and living with her husband, who is in receipt of 4s. 6d. per week parish relief, 2.of which is refunded to the guardians by their son, the woman, who has had no parish relief, is entitled to a pension.

(Answered by Mr. John Burns.) If the relief is given solely for the support of the husband, the wife would not be disqualified. If it is given towards her support as well as that of her husband, she would be.

(Answered by Mr. Churchill.) The figures are as follows—