HC Deb 09 March 1938 vol 332 c1896
66. Mr. E. Smith (for Mr. T. Smith)

asked the Minister of Health the number of persons in receipt of old age pensions who have received public assistance; and the total cost during each of the last three years in the area covered by the public assistance committee of the West Riding County Council?

Mr. Bernays

On 1st January, 1938, the latest date for which figures are available, there were 9,026 old age pensioners in the West Riding of Yorkshire Administrative County who were in receipt of poor relief. As regards the last part of the question, the returns received in the Ministry of Health do not distinguish the cost of poor relief to old age pensioners.