HC Deb 27 October 1919 vol 120 cc267-8
53. Sir J. D. REES

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of present financial conditions, it is still proposed to set up new authorities in the place of existing boards of guardians?

98. Captain HACKING

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the financial position of the country, he will take no further action at present in connection with the proposal to set up new authorities in the place of the boards of guardians, which proposal must involve an addition to existing expenditure, but will ask the present boards of guardians to deal with all matters which would come within the purview of the new authority?

The MINISTER of HEALTH (Dr. Addison)

In view of the clearly defined policy of the Government, I am unable to accept the suggestion conveyed in these questions, but I can assure my hon. Friends that in any proposals that we may submit to Parliament on these subjects the importance of economy will be fully recognised.