HC Deb 28 February 1933 vol 275 c185
63. Major OWEN

asked the Minister of Health what proposals the Government has in contemplation for relieving the increasing burden imposed upon local authorities due to the additional demands for public assistance?


My right hon. Friend is not in a position to add anything to the statement made by him in the course of the Debate on the Financial Resolution introduced for the purposes of the Local Government (General Exchequer Contribution) Bill.

Major OWEN

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that in the case of Carnarvonshire the estimates for the coming current year have disclosed an increase of 8d. in the rate, and does he not think that something should be done by the Government to meet the enormous increases which are taking place throughout the country?


These increases are being considered by the Government in connection with the whole survey of the question.