HC Deb 09 March 1933 vol 275 c1360W

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?


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.