§ 81. Mr. DUNCAN MILLAR
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether the Scottish parish councils have been consulted as to the proposed continuation of the Poor Law Emergency Provisions (Scotland) Act, 1921, until 15th May, 1925; whether any representations have been received from parish councils against the continuation of the provisions of this Act; and how many parish councils have indicated their approval of such continuation?
The extent of unemployment renders it necessary to continue the powers of parish councils to relieve the able-bodied unemployed. I have received representations from about ten parish councils against the continuance of the Act. No written representations in favour of its continuance have been addressed to me, but I think that most of the parish councils recognise that such continuance will be necessary.
§ Mr. MILLAR
Does the right hon. Gentleman not think that effect should be given to the representations which he has received against the continuance of this Statute, and will he take that into consideration?