HC Deb 22 November 1927 vol 210 cc1592-3
39. Mr. HARDIE

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is giving special consideration to areas where unemployment has unduly increased the rates; and does he intend to ask the Government for an increased grant to meet such cases?


Special consideration has been and is continuing to be given to areas which have had to incur heavy expenditure on account of unemployment. At present there appears to be no ground for placing on the Exchequer further burdens in respect of such expenditure.


Is the right hon. Gentleman keeping in view, in those areas where the rates have become so high through Employment Exchange schemes being put on the rates and where the ordinary services of a community like that are being curtailed by money going in poor relief, the menace that this is to the community so far as social progress is concerned?


As I have informed the hon. Member, careful consideration is being given to all the circumstances.

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