§ 69. Mr. D. GRENFELL (for Mr. G. HALL)
asked the Minister of Health what benefit will accrue to the counties of Glamorgan and Monmouth and the county boroughs in those counties as the result of the recent concession given to the distressed areas under the Unemployment Bill?
§ Mr. SHAKESPEARE
The special grants which will be paid to the county councils of Glamorgan and Monmouth and the county borough council of Merthyr Tydfil in respect of the current financial year are estimated to amount to £66,722, £16,210 and £9,960 respectively. Under the recent concession the yearly contributions of these councils under the Unemployment Bill will be reduced by 60 per cent. of these amounts. The special grants are not payable to the other county borough councils in these counties.
§ Mr. THORNE
May I ask whether the Department are now making any differ- 1120 ence in the allocation of the £300,000, as was done with the £400,000?