HC Deb 17 December 1975 vol 902 c666W
Mr. Tierney

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the weekly amount of pocket money paid to patients in mental hospitals who have no other resources.

Mr. Meacher

For those patients in mental hospitals who are not eligible for the new non-contributory invalidity pension, other national insurance benefits or supplementary benefit and are without other resources, authorities may pay or to spend on their behalf £2.65 per week pocket money.

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