§ 16. Mr. ALED ROBERTS (for Mr. RICHARD EVANS)
asked the Minister of Health whether the deductions he proposes to make in the Exchequer grants payable to certain authorities have been fixed; and, if so, how the grant revenue of each of the boroughs and counties for South Wales will be affected?
§ 17. Mr. HAYDN JONES
asked the Minister of Health whether the grants to the county councils of North Wales are to be affected by the decision to allocate £500,000 to the distressed areas and, if so, to what extent?
Sir H. YOUNG
The reference is presumably to the statement which I made on 12th April as to a temporary measure of assistance to the distressed areas.
1276 The matter is at present under discussion with representatives of the London County Council and the County Councils Association and Association of Municipal Corporations, and I am, accordingly, unable to make any statement as to the allocation of any particular sum for the purpose or as to the effect on the finances of particular authorities.