HC Deb 01 December 1952 vol 508 cc112-3W
67. Mr. Weitzman

asked the Minister of National Insurance whether he is aware that there is no area office of the National Assistance Board in the borough of Stoke Newington; that considerable hardship is caused to residents in the borough who must apply to the area office in Tottenham; and whether he will take steps to remedy this state of affairs.

Mr. Peake

It is not necessary for a person to attend at the Board's office in order to apply for Assistance, as application can be made by filling up a simple form obtainable at any Post Office. The Board, however, inform me that the provision of an office nearer Stoke Newington would be considered if suitable premises could be found; and in the meantime arrangements have been made for personal inquiries about Assistance to be dealt with at my local office at 191, Stoke Newington High Street.