HC Deb 14 May 1957 vol 570 c19W
Mr. Grimond

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance how many old-age pensioners are now in receipt of National Assistance.

Miss Pitt

I am informed by the National Assistance Board that at 26th March, 1957, about 942,000 weekly National Assistance grants were being paid as supplements to retirement pensions and about 148,000 as supplements to non-contributory old-age pensions. Some of the grants provided for the requirements of a household with more than one pensioner.