16. Mr. Davidson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the total amount paid in public assistance relief to old age pensioners in Glasgow for the years 1936 and 1937, respectively?
§ Mr. Elliot
The amount of relief paid to old age pensioners in Glasgow during the year ended 31st May, 1937, was 1694 £355,186. I regret that the figure for the year ended 31st May, 1936, is not available.
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the local authority are now paying practically as much as the State with regard to old age pensions in this area in public assistance relief, and will he not at least make some representations to the Chancellor of the Exchequer with regard to this very important question?