HC Deb 09 May 1935 vol 301 cc1259-60
Considered in Committee, under Standing Order No. 69.
[Captain BOURNE in the Chair.]
That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to make temporary provision for the financial adjustments necessary by reason of the second appointed day for the purposes of the Unemployment Act, 1934, having been postponed from the first day of March, nineteen hundred and thirty-five; and to authorise the borrowing by public assistance authorities of sums required for the purpose of meeting expenditure incurred by them for the year ended on the thirty-first day of March, nineteen hundred and thirty-five, in excess of their estimates for that year, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of moneys provided by Parliament of any grants which may become payable under the said Act of the present Session to the councils of counties, county boroughs, and large burghs in respect of the period beginning with the first day of March, nineteen hundred and thirty-five, and ending with the thirtieth day of September, nineteen hundred and thirty-five, or with the day before the date hereafter appointed as the second appointed day for the purposes of the said Act of 1934, whichever is the earlier, such grants being in the case of any council—
For the purposes of this Resolution the expression "standard period" means the period beginning with the first day of December, nineteen hundred and thirty-four, and ending with the twenty-eighth day of February, nineteen hundred andthirty-five."—[King's recommendation signified.]—[Sir H. Young.]
- (a) at an annual rate representing the estimated annual equivalent of the estimated expenditure (including the cost of administration) incurred by the council in connection with the provision in the
standard period of relief which they would not have provided if the Unemployment Assistance Board had been entitled throughout that period to take into consideration applications for allowances which they are not entitled under the said Act of 1934 to take into consideration before the said second appointed day;
- (b) subject to a deduction equal to the portion of the annual contributions which would, if the said second appointed day had been the first day of March, nineteen hundred and thirty-five, have been payable by the council under section forty-five of the said Act of 1934 in respect of the period in relation to which the grant is payable; and
- (c) subject to such adjustments as may be directed by the Minister of Health or a Secretary of State, in any case where the boundary of a county, county borough, or large burgh has been altered since the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and thirty-four.
Resolution to be reported To-morrow.
The remaining Government Orders were read, and postponed.