HC Deb 11 May 1944 vol 399 c2072
33. Mr. Foster

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is now in a position to make a further statement on the question of mental cases in local hospitals who are having to be maintained by relations or the local authorities.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Pensions (Mr. Paling)

I regret that my right hon. Friend is not at present able to add to the reply given to my hon. Friend on this subject on 16th March.

Mr. Foster

When will my right hon. Friend be in a position to make a further statement?

Mr. Paling

I cannot say definitely. This Question has caused a lot of in-quiries, both wide and detailed, but I hope that the answer may be given very soon.