Old Age Pensions (West Ham).

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance. – in the House of Commons on 16th December 1941.

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Photo of Mr William Thorne Mr William Thorne , West Ham Plaistow

asked the Minister of Health the number of applications made for supplementary pensions in the County Borough of West Ham; the number granted and the average amount; the number of appeals against the determination; and the number of successful appeals?

Photo of Dame Florence Horsbrugh Dame Florence Horsbrugh , Dundee

The information available is as follows: In the Assistance Board's administrative areas of West Ham I and II, which cover the County Borough of West Ham, supplementary pensions were being paid at the end of November, 1941, to or in respect of approximately 4,700 old age pensioners, including widow pensioners who have attained the age of 60. During November, fresh or repeat applications were received at the rate of about 50 a week, on which on the average about 45 supplementary pensions were granted, the remainder being rejected or withdrawn. During November, three appeals against the determinations made by the board's officers were lodged, and the determination was confirmed in every case. Information regarding the weekly amounts payable at particular offices is not available.