HC Deb 20 March 1929 vol 226 cc1737-8W

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the resolution passed by the Manchester Guardians in favour of excluding bounty given to ex-service men out of Poppy Day funds from computation of income when out-door relief is being allowed; and if he is prepared to sanction such recommendation?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. As regards the second part, I have no authority to release boards of guardians from their obligation to take into consideration, with certain statutory exceptions, all means or income available for the support of an applicant for relief and his dependants.