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Old Age Pensions

Volume 245: debated on Thursday 20 November 1930

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asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he has considered a communication addressed to him by the Hemsworth old age pension sub-committee with regard to the attitude of the pension officers when considering claims for old age pensions made by inmates of public assistance institutions, or in cases where persons in receipt of old age pensions have become obliged to seek admission into a public assistance institution for medical or surgical treatment; and, if so, whether he has taken any action in the matter?

I have received the communication from the Hemsworth committee to which my hon. Friend refers, and am giving the matter my attention.