HC Deb 07 May 1924 vol 173 c430
63. Mr. T. THOMSON

asked the Minister of Health what steps the Government have taken, and what further steps they are prepared to take, towards the equalisation of the poor rate given in relief of unemployment in different parts of the country?


I must refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave him on the 16th April, and to the reply given him by the Lord Privy Seal last week.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the replies given still leave the difference of 5d. in the £ in some districts and 10s. in the £ in other districts? Does he consider that an equitable system of rating?


I am quite aware of this unfortunate difference, but the circumstances have not altered since the replies were given.