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Public Institutions (Old Age Pensioners)

Volume 345: debated on Monday 20 March 1939

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asked the Minister of Health how many public institutions in England and Wales, respectively, have taken advantage of the Act empowering them to give pocket-money to old age pensioners in their institutions?

According to such information as is available, 14 public assistance authorities in England and two in Wales have taken advantage of the power conferred on them by the Poor Law (Amendment) Act, 1938, to grant a personal allowance to persons aged 65 years or upwards who are inmates of Poor Law institutions.