HC Deb 31 July 1930 vol 242 cc689-90
50. Mr. McSHANE

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that in the Wednesbury area of the Staffordshire public assistance committee there is considerable feeling aroused by the reduction of the scales of out-relief, particularly in the case of old and infirm people; and whether he proposes to take any action in the matter?


The Parliamentary Secretary has to-day received a deputation on this subject, and I am instructing the inspector to look into the question whether the relief afforded in the area can be considered adequate.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that on the transfer of these parishes there has been a reduction in the amount of the allowance given per week by as much as 15s. in some cases?


I am not aware of that fact. I have said that my hon. Friend has received a deputation only to-day, and, on the basis of that, inquiries are being made.