§ 69. Mr. D. G. SOMERVILLE
asked the Minister of Health the indebtedness in the aggregate of all the Poor Law authorities of the country now and in 1913?
The outstanding loan debt of the Poor Law authorities in England and Wales in respect of Poor Law services amounted at the end of the financial year 1912–13 to £11,640,830. The corresponding amount at the end of the financial year 1922–23 (apart from £5,208,000 estimated to be remaining to be repaid in respect of temporary loans and overdrafts sanctioned under the Local Authorities (Financial Provisions) Act, 1921) was £6,036,839.