HC Deb 17 December 1908 vol 198 c2061

To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware that boards of guardians in different parts of the country are ceasing to pay outdoor relief to persons living with relatives whose income is £1 per week or over; and whether he will make representations with a view to preventing the infliction of this hardship in many deserving cases.

(Answered by Mr. John Burns.) When application is made to the guardians for relief it is incumbent of them to take into consideration all the means possessed by or provided for the applicant from whatever source they may be derived. I have not received representations to show that the guardians are acting harshly in this matter, or that it is necessary that I should take any action with regard to it.