HC Deb 10 April 1952 vol 498 cc265-6W
66. Mr. G. Longden

asked the Minister of Health if he will review the amount which a local authority is required to assume will be needed by persons liable to pay for accommodation provided under Part III of the National Assistance Act, 1948, for their personal requirements so that such persons may share in the benefit from the increased rates of pension which are now proposed.

Miss Hornsby-Smith

My right hon. Friend is considering this matter in the light of the proposals for increased rates of retirement pensions and other National Insurance benefits announced yesterday by my right hon. Friend the Minister of National Insurance.