HC Deb 22 June 1921 vol 143 c1344
36. Colonel NEWMAN

asked the Minister of Health whether he can give the total sum to date which has been expended by the local authorities in payments to the families of those engaged in the coal industry: and is it proposed that moneys so advanced shall be repaid when the questions at issue are settled and work resumed?

The MINISTER of HEALTH (Sir Alfred Mond)

I regret that the information desired by my hon. and gallant Friend is not at present available. I understand that relief in the cases referred to has, as a rule, been given on loan, and will therefore be recoverable.