HC Deb 15 July 1943 vol 391 c359
33. Mr. Craven-Ellis

asked the Minister of Health what part he intends to take to ensure the working people having an adequate wage income so that each family may be in a position to pay an economic rental and free this class from the hardship of not being able to live decently without Government assistance?

Mr. E. Brown

The determination of wage incomes for the population at large does not come within my sphere of responsibility.

Mr. Craven-Ellis

If local authorities are subsidised, is it not a modern form of poor law relief on the large scale served out on the silver platter and is it not demoralising to this section of the community?

Mr. G. Griffiths

Is it not a fact that the reason why the workers have not had an increase in wages is that private enterprise has kept them down all the time?