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Oral Answers to Questions — Old Folks' Clubs (Financial Assistance)

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 1st March 1945.

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Photo of Mr Robert Morrison Mr Robert Morrison , Tottenham North 12:00 am, 1st March 1945

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the useful purpose served by old folks' clubs in various localities; and whether he will consider empowering local authorities to make grants towards their establishment and maintenance.

Photo of Mr Henry Willink Mr Henry Willink , Croydon North

Yes, Sir. I should be prepared to entertain an application from a county or county borough council for my consent under Section 67 of the Poor Law Act, 193o, to the payment of an annual subscription towards the support and maintenance of any such club.

Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton West

Does that also include various voluntary organisations like old age pensioners' associations?

Photo of Mr Henry Willink Mr Henry Willink , Croydon North

I should like notice of that question.