§ Mr. Gregory
asked the Minister of Health what proportion of the increased pension rates will be retained by local authorities for pensioners resident in welfare homes and establishments; and whether provision has been made for relatively higher pocket-money allowances to be paid to such pensioners after the 29th March, 1965.
§ Mr. K. Robinson
Regulations will shortly be laid increasing the pocket money allowances for residents in welfare homes from 13s. 6d. to 16s. from 29th March, 1965. At the same time, the minimum charge to be made by the authorities to residents will increase from 54s. to 64s.