MARQUESS of TULLIBARDINE
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, as the clerk of the parish council of Glasgow has published a memorandum to the effect that several inmates in the poor-houses of Glasgow have drawn their old age pension and returned again to the poorhouse soon afterwards, one, while outside the institution, dying from the effects of drink, and another committing suicide from the same cause, he would take steps to prevent persons from enjoying an old age pension and being in receipt of poor relief at practically one and the same time; and whether he would consider the desirability of giving discretionary powers to the authorities as to whether those entitled to old age pensions are qualified to be trusted with them or not?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
The answer which the Chancellor of the Exchequer is prepared to give is to refer the Noble Lord to the reply to the hon. Member for Mid Armagh on Thursday last.