HC Deb 06 April 1954 vol 526 c170
18. Mr. W. G. Bennett

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many elderly people are presently resident in homes provided by Glasgow Corporation with his financial assistance; and what additional accommodation is scheduled for the immediate future.

Commander Galbraith

About 240 elderly persons are resident in 10 homes provided by the Corporation with Exchequer assistance under the National Assistance Act, 1948. The Corporation are in course of providing two additional homes, one of which will be opened soon.

Mr. Bennett

Is the Minister satisfied that, in view of the large number awaiting admission to homes such as these, two more homes will be satisfactory to meet the situation?

Commander Galbraith

My hon. Friend will remember that the Corporation provides homes for a great many other people at Foresthall and elsewhere.