§ Mr. Riley
asked the Minister of Health whether he will consider introducing legislation to enable public assistance committees to grant supplementary pensions to persons who are already in receipt of war disability pensions where such persons are incapacitated by reason of severe disablement from being employed, or where there is exceptional need?
§ Mr. E. Brown
It is already the duty of public assistance committees to grant any further assistance which may be required to meet the needs of the persons referred to and there is no necessity therefore for such legislation as is suggested by my hon. Friend.