§ 39. Mr. T. KENNEDY (for Mr. W. THORNE)
asked the Minister of Health if he is prepared to issue a statement showing the scales of relief of each of the 28 Metropolitan Poor Law authorities, either in money or in kind, and the allowances granted for each child?
§ Sir K. WOOD
It is not possible to compare the practice of boards of guardians in different unions on the basis of the scales of relief to which the guardians nominally work, and such a return as is suggested would not in itself afford a fair comparison of the administration of the different boards.
§ Mr. LANSBURY
Is it possible to print the scales side by side with the scale which the Minister of Health is asking the West Ham Board to adopt?
§ Mr. J. JONES
Is the hon. Gentleman prepared to say that the West Ham Board of Guardians scale is the highest in the country? I want an answer to that question.