§ 27. Mr. W. BAKER
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the new Regulation whereby an invalid old age pensioner is required to have his or her signature in the book of vouchers 2915 witnessed by a minister of religion or a doctor, in addition to possessing the official document certifying inability to apply for payment in person; whether he is aware that old persons who are not on the visiting list of ministers of religion are compelled to pay a doctor's fee in order to obtain the necessary signature; and whether, seeing that the new Regulation has been introduced as an official economy, he will increase the number of classes from which a competent witness may be drawn?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Ronald McNeill)
Arrangements are under consideration which will remove the inconvenience to which the hon. Member refers.