§ Dame Irene Ward
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance whether he will introduce legislation to re-name the National Assistance Board the National Welfare Board, thus bringing it into line with modern thought on welfare.
§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
No. The National Assistance Board has not got a general responsibility on welfare matters, different aspects of which are the concern of several of my right hon. Friends and of a number of local authorities. The nomenclature suggested by my hon. Friend would therefore, I think, be misleading.