§ 88. Mr. de Freitas
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance the number of persons in receipt of National Assistance who are paying rent as such or owning the houses in which they live.
§ Mr. Turton
The latest information available is that given in the Board's Annual Report for 1952, which shows that about 1,250,000 of the 1,636,000 persons receiving assistance allowances at 5th November, 1952, were paying rent as such or owned the houses in which they lived.