Old People's Welfare Services, London

Oral Answers to Questions — Pensions and National Insurance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th November 1960.

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Photo of Mr Philip Holland Mr Philip Holland , Acton 12:00 am, 28th November 1960

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance whether he will make a statement as to progress in co-operation between his Department and local authorities in the provision of information to old people about welfare services in the London area.

Photo of Mr John Boyd-Carpenter Mr John Boyd-Carpenter , Kingston upon Thames

Yes, Sir. I am glad to say that an arrangement has now been made under which all retirement pensioners in the City of London, the 28 metropolitan boroughs and the Borough of Acton will receive from my Department with their notices of award of pension an information leaflet, incorporating an addressed inquiry card, drawing attention to the welfare services available to them in their particular areas. I hope that this scheme will begin to operate early next year.

Photo of Mr Philip Holland Mr Philip Holland , Acton

I thank my right hon. Friend for his most welcome and most encouraging reply.