HC Deb 15 December 1938 vol 342 cc2201-2W
Sir J. Smedley Crooke

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that some public assistance committees are not in practice carrying out the definite instructions whereby disabled ex-service men who apply for assistance, are entitled to have the first 20S. of their disability pension ignored or disregarded in assessing the income of the applicants; and whether he will have these public assistance authorities reminded of their duties under the Act?

Mr. Elliot

I have myself no information which would suggest that public assistance authorities are not giving effect to the statutory provisions relating to wounds or disability pensions, but I should be happy to inquire into any specific cases which my hon. Friend may bring to my notice.