Old Age Pensions (Voluntary Organisations).

Oral Answers to Questions — Education. – in the House of Commons on 19th March 1942.

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Photo of Mr Samuel Viant Mr Samuel Viant , Willesden West

asked the Minister of Health the names of the voluntary organisations referred to in the Report of the Assistance Board, Command 6338, issued in February 1942, to which the old age pensioners are referred when in need?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

The reference covers any suitable organisations that may be in operation in the district. Before a pensioner who is in need of friendly interest is put in touch with a voluntary organisation he is asked whether he wishes this to be done and which of the various organisations operating in the locality he would prefer.