HC Deb 07 December 1908 vol 198 c54

TO ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has received representations from local authorities in favour of a grant from the Imperial Exchequer, so that the rate of outdoor relief to deserving paupers over seventy may be made up to the amount which would be paid weekly if they were receiving an old-age pension; and, if so, what action he proposes to take.

(Answered by Mr. Lloyd-George.) I have received such representations from the Arbroath and St. Vigeans Parish Council, but I am not, as at present advised, in favour of dealing with the matter in the manner suggested. The whole question will be carefully considered when an opportunity arises for dealing with the disqualification on account of poor relief generally.