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Retirement Pensioners, Dundee (National Assistance)

Volume 524: debated on Saturday 8 May 1954

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asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance the number of persons in Dundee who are in receipt of retirement pensions; the number who have their pensions added to by the National Assistance Board; and what increase there has been in the cases of supplementary assistance since November, 1951.

Information about the number of retirement pensioners in particular localities is not available. On 15th December last, the two National Assistance Board offices in Dundee, which extend beyond the city boundary, were paying 3,464 regular weekly grants of National Assistance in supplementation of retirement pensions. The corresponding figure for December, 1951, was 2,724. In some cases the assistance grant also covered the needs of a pensioner wife.