HC Deb 08 February 1939 vol 343 c969W
Sir J. Smedley Crooke

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that public assistance committees take into account help given from British Legion funds when they are adjudicating upon applications by ex-service men for out-door relief; and will he consider the advisability of recommending these committees to treat such help in the same way as is done in the statutory provisions which ignore the first 20s. of a disability pension?

Mr. Bernays

There is no statutory authority which would entitle public assistance committees to disregard help given from British Legion funds to applicants for relief. In the absence of statutory authority, my right hon. Friend has no power to authorise the committees to ignore such help.

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