§ 72. Mr. Kirby
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that special service pensions are taken into account by the Liverpool public assistance committee when assessing applications for relief; and whether he will give instructions that such pension income shall, in future, be excluded from the assessments?
§ Sir K. Wood
There is no statutory authority which would enable the Liverpool public assistance committee in assessing applications for relief to disregard the source of income to which the hon. Member refers. In the absence of such authority, I have no power to issue instructions to public assistance authorities in the sense desired.