HC Deb 24 June 1937 vol 325 cc1391-2W
Mr. Cape

asked the Minister of Health whether he can state the number of persons in the county of Cumberland receiving old age pensions; and how many of those are getting additional allowance from the public assistance committee?

Mr. Bernays

I regret that the information asked for in the first part of the question is not available, as the records of old age pensioners are not kept on a geographical basis. The number of persons in the administrative county of Cumberland, together with the associated county borough of Carlisle, who were in receipt of old age pensions and also in receipt of poor relief on 1st January, 1937, the latest date for which figures are available, was 1,578.