§ Mr. JOWETT
asked the President of the Local Government Board if his attention has been called to the case of Mrs. Roper, a widow, aged 82, of Bradford, who, although she has led a respectable and industrious life and is otherwise eligible, cannot claim an old age pension on account of having received out-relief for about five weeks at the rate of 4s. per week; if it is his intention to deal with this and similar cases by further legislation; and, if so, when?1313W
§ Mr. BURNS
I am aware of the case referred to. The claimant received Poor Relief during the period between 6th March and 17th April, 1908, and was consequently disqualified for a pension. Legislation to amend the Old Age Pensions Act is a matter for the Chancellor of the Exchequer, who, as stated by the Prime Minister yesterday, hopes to introduce a Bill on the subject next year.