asked the Minister of Health whether he is prepared to introduce legislation whereby old age pension and State insurance health benefits may be payable to guardians of the poor whilst the recipients are inmates of these institutions?
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asked the Minister of Health whether he will consider introducing such regulations as may be necessary in aid of public funds to enable boards of guardians to take credit for any sums receivable by persons admitted to Poor Law infirmaries in respect of old age pensions and/or State insurance benefits?
For the reasons set out in my written reply to the hon. and gallant Member for Islington East on the 6th instant, I am not prepared to introduce such legislation.