§ Mr. Jackson
asked the Minister of Health whether the promised inquiry has been held into rural discrimination relating to supplementary pensions; and, it so, with what result?
§ Mr. E. Brown
I am informed by the Assistance Board that the question of rural differentiation has been under consideration by a number of Advisory Committees in connection with the new Regulations. Several committees have recommended modification of the local rules previously in force, and these recommendations have been accepted by the Board. If my hon. Friend will communicate with me I will gladly arrange for him to be furnished with the details respecting any area or areas in which he may be specially interested.