§ 40. Mr. SMEDLEY CROOKE
asked the Minister of Health if, in view of the recent concession made by the Government in the Unemployment Bill whereby the first 20s. of a disability pension is to be left out of account in calculating means when determining grants, he will consider the advisability of recommending public assistance committees to adopt similar procedure when dealing with disability pensioners who have to apply for assistance?
§ Mr. SHAKESPEARE
Special legislation would be needed for the course suggested. Public assistance authorities have, however, power to ignore so much of a disability pension as is offset by the special needs of the case.