HC Deb 06 July 1927 vol 208 cc1270-1W

asked the Minister of Health the number of old age pensioners temporarily sick and inmates of any one of the institutions of the West Ham Union and whose pensions are collected by the guardians as a contribution towards maintenance; whether such practice is authorised by his Department; and whether he is aware that in many cases where a pensioner is away from home for a short period the rent of the room occupied therefore runs into arrears?


I regret that this information is not in my possession, but I will make inquiries and communicate with the hon. Member.