§ Sir G. HURST
asked the Minister of Health how the practice by which the Manchester public assistance committee ignores 25 per cent., instead of 50per cent., of a man's disability pension up to a maximum of 6s. compares with that of other great English cities acting under the Transitional Payments (Determination of Need) Act; and how much expenditure per year in Manchester is involved in this variation?
Sir H. YOUNG:
A public assistance authority which decides to adopt the rule laid down on this subject in Section 1 of the Act cited by my hon. Friend treats a disability pension in all cases as if it were reduced by one-half. Of the 83 county boroughs, 24 have decided to adopt this rule. I am not aware of the yearly expenditure involved.