HC Deb 29 June 1939 vol 349 c618
58. Mr. Messer

asked the Minister of Health how many non-contributory old age pensioners were; drawing public assistance from the Middlesex County Council at the last available date.

Mr. Elliot

I regret that the information desired by the hon. Member is not available.

Mr. Gallacher

Is it not the case that a lot of old age pensioners have to seek public assistance?

Mr. Jenkins

Cannot information be obtained, because only recently such information was supplied by this body to the County Councils Association?

Mr. Elliot

It is not a matter for me.