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Public Assistance Institutions (Inmates)

Volume 440: debated on Tuesday 22 July 1947

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asked the Minister of National Insurance how many old age pensioners residing in public assistance institutions have not yet received pensions at the increased rate.

Of the 21,892 persons receiving contributory old age pensions in public assistance institutions all but 215 are in receipt of pensions at the increased rates. These 215 are in the main married women whose husbands have not yet qualified for the increased rate of pension.