§ 35. Mr. J. N. Browne
asked the Minister of National Insurance under what circumstances, in view of the increasing cost of living, there will be a revision in the basic rates of National Assistance.
§ Dr. Summerskill
Any alteration in the scales for National Assistance is a matter for the National Assistance Board in the first instance. They have the matter under constant review, but I cannot say in what circumstances they might decide to put forward new proposals.
§ Mr. Browne
Will the Minister bear in mind, in view of the increasing cost of living, that a day will shortly come when a 1054 man and wife without other resources will no longer be able to live on 43s. 6d. per week, excluding rent?