HC Deb 24 May 1939 vol 347 cc2315-6W
Sir J. Smedley Crooke

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that some public assistance committees are ignoring the Act of 1934 and are still reckoning as income in assessing an applicant's needs the first 20s. of his disability pension; whether, in view of this, and in order to show how assessments are arrived at, he will take the necessary steps to ensure that this information is available by request of the applicant as is already done in similar circumstances in the cases of those applying to the Unemployment Assistance Board?

Mr. Bernays

My right hon. Friend has no information to suggest that public assistance authorities are hot giving effect to the statutory provisions relating to wounds or disability pensions, but I should be glad to look into any cases of which my hon. Friend may be aware. The suggestion made in the second part of the question is not one which could suitably be adopted in relation to public assistance.

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