HC Deb 26 April 1934 vol 288 cc1870-1

asked the Minister of Health which public assist- ance authorities have taken steps to raise their scales of relief for children to 3s. per head since February of this year?


I am aware that this increase has been made, in the period suggested, by the county borough councils of Bolton, Rochdale and Salford. I should, however, explain that there is no obligation on public assistance authorities to frame a scale of relief or to report any scale so framed to me, and that there has never been any rule that the relief granted to the head of a family in respect of a child should be fixed at any particular figure.