HC Deb 21 November 1955 vol 546 cc72-3W
52. Dame Irene Ward

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance if he is aware that people in Part III accommodation have 7s. a week pocket money for small amenities; and if he will take that figure as an essential, over and above the cost of maintenance, for old-age pensioners and non-contributory pensioners, living in their own homes, and take action accordingly.

Mr. Peake

No. The circumstances of pensioners in Part III accommodation and those in their own homes are not at all similar. The latter have available to them in case of need National Assistance supplementation on a cash basis which leaves them some choice in their expenditure.