HC Deb 03 December 1908 vol 197 c1651

To ask the President of the Local Government Board if he can state whether a man and his wife, aged respectively seventy-seven and seventy-four years, who at present are living with a son who is a humble worker, and who are in receipt of a sum of 4s. 6d. per week through the guardians, such money being contributed by three sons at the rate of 1s. 6d. each per week, are either jointly or individually entitled to the receipt of an old-age pension.

(Answered by Mr. John Burns.) If in fact relief is given by the guardians for or on account of these poor persons they would both be disqualified for receiving an old-age pension, although the amount of the relief is repaid to the guardians by the sons.