§ 69. Mr. W. THORNE
asked the Minister of Health whether the South- 1874 wark Board of Guardians will receive from the Metropolitan Poor Law fund the sum of £104,764 for the half-year ending June, equal to a reduction in the rate of 1s. 8d. in the £; and when he will be in a position to give a definite answer about what are the intentions of the Government with regard to relieving the Poor Law necessitous areas?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of HEALTH (Lord Eustace Percy)
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative, subject to the correction that the half-year ends in Sepember and not in June. With regard to the latter part of the question, I can only refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Middlesbrough West on the 11th instant.