HC Deb 11 December 1919 vol 122 c1604
24. Mr. BRIANT

asked the Minister of Health if he has any information as to ex-Poor Law servants who are superannuated having to apply for outdoor relief owing to the inadequacy of their pensions; whether he is aware that under the present system the lowest-paid officers, who have consequently least opportunity of saving, are receiving very meagre pensions; and whether he is prepared to make additional provision for those cases where hardship can be proved so as to prevent the necessity of their applying for relief?


I am afraid it is a fact that the pensions of superannuated Poor Law officers are in certain cases very small, but I have definite information of only one case of an ex-Poor Law officer in receipt of relief. I regret that there is no authority to supplement the pension in such cases out of public funds.