§ 55. Mr. S. O. Davies
asked the Minister of Health the number of dependants of all serving ranks of His Majesty's Forces who have been compelled to seek Poor Law relief?
§ Mr. Davies
Could not the hon. Member send out a circular to the local authorities where the information is available? He would be able to answer the question in the near future?
§ Mr. Bernays
I will consult my right hon. Friend on the matter, but he is very reluctant to put further pressure of work on local authorities.
§ 56. Mr. Davies
asked the Minister of Health whether he is now prepared to make provisions for the reimbursement of local authorities of the additional cost imposed by the payment of Poor Law relief to the dependants of those serving in His Majesty's forces, seeing that the latter are in full employment?
§ Mr. Davies
Will the hon. Member make representations to the Secretary of State for War and the Chancellor of the Exchequer with a view of getting this scandal removed from the armed forces, 1751 and that men in full employment shall be able to get sufficient to keep their dependants?
§ Mr. Garro Jones
What influence does the hon. Member think is wielded by these people on recruiting for the Navy and other Services in the North and in Scotland.