HC Deb 01 July 1957 vol 572 cc72-3W
Mr. G. M. Thomson

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance how many old-age pensioners in the City of Dundee were in receipt of grants from the National Assistance Board at the most recent convenient date; and how this compares with the figures at the same date last year.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

At 26th March last the two National Assistance Board offices in Dundee, which extend beyond the city boundary, were paying 3,187 regular weekly assistance grants in supplementation of retirement pensions and 481 in supplementation of non-contributory old age pensions. The corresponding figures for March, 1956, were 3,150 and 494. Some of the assistance grants also covered the needs of a pensioner wife.