HC Deb 05 July 1939 vol 349 c1309W
Sir J. Smedley Crooke

asked the Minister of Health whether he will state the number of old age pensioners in the city of Birmingham whose pensions have to be supplemented by relief during 1938, and the first three months of 1939?

Mr. Bernays

Information in the exact form desired by my hon. Friend is not available, but on the 1st January, 1939, there were 5,622 old age pensioners in Birmingham who were in receipt of poor relief. During the week ended the 11th March last the number of old age pensioners to whom outdoor relief in money or in kind was granted was 4,458.