HC Deb 12 February 1913 vol 48 c980W

asked the President of the, Local Government Board (1) if he will give for the Bedford County Union the number of paupers over the age of seventy years, excluding lunatics in asylums, etc., on the 31st March, 1906, and the 1st of January, 1912; and (2) if he will give for the administrative county of Bedford the number of old age pensioners on the last Friday in March, 1911, and March, 1912; the number of such pensioners per thousand of the population of the age of seventy years and over; the amount produced by a penny rate; and the amount in the £ by which the local rates would have to be raised if such pensions were a local charge?


I am sending my hon. Friend a statement giving particulars as regards the points mentioned in the questions.

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