HC Deb 25 July 1910 vol 19 c1898W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will provide funds such as will relieve parish councils in the poor and highly-rated districts of the Highlands of the burden of contributing out of the rates the money required for pensions to persons over seventy years of age who are in receipt of Poor Law relief?


I am afraid that I cannot undertake to provide funds as suggested by my hon. Friend; but I may remind him that it is not intended that the contribution of local authorities to the cost of removing the pauper disqualification should exceed the amount of relief which will accrue to them through the paupers ceasing to be a charge upon the rates.