HC Deb 30 January 1941 vol 368 c654
7. Mr. Horabin

asked the Minister of Labour what steps have been taken to ensure that the Assistance Board functions effectively at Newquay so that evacuated women and their families are not left without the means to buy food over the week-ends?

Mr. Bevin

My hon. Friend addressed a Question to me on this subject on Thursday last. I promised to make inquiries, but these are not yet complete.

76. Mr. Parker

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that considerable difficulties have arisen, following evacuation, owing to the different income scales applied by various local authorities in connection with maternity and child welfare services; and whether he will either draw up uniform scales for the whole country, or else meet any difference which arises owing to families removing from an evacuation to a reception area?

The Minister of Health (Mr. Malcolm MacDonald)

I am not aware of any widespread difficulty in this matter, and I am not satisfied that any interference with the normal discretion of local authorities would be justified.