HC Deb 09 December 1919 vol 122 cc1156-7W

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the Rotherham Board of Guardians are paying approximately £2,000 a year in out-door relief to persons already in receipt of compensation under the Workmen's Compensation Act; whether he is aware that this is typical of other industrial districts in the country; and whether, in view of the fact that this charge has fallen upon boards of guardians in consequence of the small amount of compensation payable in comparison with the cost of living, he will consider the advisability of providing for a reimbursement to the boards of guardians of all the moneys so expended?


I am not aware of any authority under which the proposed reimbursement could be made.