HC Deb 25 January 1945 vol 407 c967
57. Mr. Rostron Duckworth

asked the Minister of Health if help in kind is still issued to old age pensioners; and if so, what proportion of these pensioners receive such benefit.

Mr. Willink

The Assistance Board do not issue help in kind to old age pensioners, and Public Assistance authorities do so only where relief is granted in respect of medical needs and cases of sudden or urgent necessity.