HC Deb 25 July 1910 vol 19 cc1754-5

asked whether, in cases where relief paid by the guardians to aged persons is recoverable from the relatives of such persons, that liability on the relatives will still remain when the aged person receives a pension but the guardians have to pay to the Exchequer what they are now disbursing for relief?


The answer to this question will depend upon the terms of the clause determining the conditions upon which the contribution by the guardians to the Exchequer is to be made, and the point can be discussed when the Bill is before the House.


asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been called to the fact that the Inland Revenue authorities have in some cases altered pension officers' districts without consulting or informing the local authorities concerned; whether he will make representations to that body of the inconvenience thus caused to the pension committees; and whether he will suggest to it the desirability of consulting the committees concerned before altering areas of pension officers' work?


The limits of a pension officer's area have to be determined by reference, not only to the pension work of the locality, but to the ordinary Excise work also; and the Board of Customs and Excise cannot undertake to consult pension committees as to any alteration of areas which may be found necessary from time to time. They will, however, take steps to ensure that committees are informed of any alterations which affect them.