HC Deb 23 February 1945 vol 408 c1112W
Dr. Little

asked the Minister of Health whether, in order to clarify the position, which is not fully understood by many entitled to receive assistance, he will state the class of persons who are eligible for public assistance grants.

Mr. Willink

In general any person may receive public assistance in cash if the appropriate Committee considers that he is in need and that his needs are best met by this form of assistance. Certain classes of persons, including blind persons and persons eligible for unemployment assistance or supplementary pensions, arc, however, precluded from receiving such public assistance, as their needs are provided for under special statutory provisions.