HC Deb 07 May 1936 vol 311 c1883

asked the Minister of Health the comparative scales of public assistance rates for single men and women and married men and their families at Great Yarmouth, Bournemouth, and Dover, respectively?

Commander SOUTHBY (Lord of the Treasury)

I have been asked to reply. Public assistance authorities are not obliged to prescribe guiding scales of out-relief, and such scales, where adopted, do not need to be submitted for my approval. My right hon. Friend is making inquiries about the present practice as to these scales in the localities mentioned and he will communicate further with the hon. Member as soon as possible.