40. Major HOPE
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether parish councils in Scotland, in granting outdoor relief to a person entitled to benefit under the National Insurance Act, should only take into consideration such benefit in so far as it exceeds 5s. a week, as boards of guardians in 1869 England are instructed to do under Clause 109 of the National Insurance Act?
The SECRETARY for SCOTLAND (Mr. McKinnon Wood)
I am advised that Section 109 of the National Insurance Act does not apply to Scotland. I am making further inquiry as to the views and practice of parish councils in regard to the matter.