§ 7. Major GLYN
asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that in the event of a dependant entering a rate-aided institution, for instance, a lunatic asylum, the pension to which such an individual is entitled is suspended during such period as the dependant remains an inmate of the institution; whether the ratepayers under these circumstances in fact have to shoulder a responsibility that is really the State's obligation; and whether, in such circumstances, he will consider the desirability of providing that, in lieu of suspension of the money to which the individual is entitled, it should be paid to the local authorities in relief of the rates until the inmate emerges from such an institution?
§ Colonel GIBBS
The facts are substantially as stated in the first part of the question. The matter is at present under consideration.