HC Deb 07 March 1938 vol 332 c1552W
Mr. Tinker

asked the Minister of Health whether he is in a position to state the amount of money paid during the last 12 months by Poor Law authorities to implement old age pensions; and can he give the average amount paid to each person?

Mr. Bernays

I regret that the information in the Ministry of Health does not enable this information to be given, as the returns made by local authorities do not distinguish the cost of relief to old age pensioners.