HC Deb 31 March 1925 vol 182 c1117
96. Mr. GROVES

asked the Minister of Health if be is informed that certain boards of guardians in the country, notwithstanding the exceptional degree of unemployment within their area, do not actually relieve the poor and distressed people within their area; and whether, therefore, he will consider the possibility of tabulating a scale of relief to be given in ordinary out-relief and unemployed cases universally throughout the Kingdom, thus removing the present anomaly which allows one board of guardians to be generous while another can go to the other extreme and cut down relief to a scale on which it is impossible for the applicants to live?


My right hon. Friend has no information to the effect suggested in the first part, of the question, and in any ease he does not think it desirable to issue, a fixed scale of relief for general application.

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