HC Deb 21 April 1920 vol 128 c427W

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the flat rate of 4s. paid from the Imperial Exchequer was fixed before the War and, in the case of the Thornbury board of guardians, such sum amounted to 50 per cent. of the total cost to them of supporting each lunatic for which they were liable, and that such total cost per lunatic is now 22s., towards which the Exchequer still pays only 4s. and the rates the balance of 18s.; and will he bring in legislation to place upon the Exchequer and rates the same proportionate shares as existed before the War?


I can only refer to the reply given to a similar question asked by the Member for Bedwelty (Mr. Charles Edwards) on the 15th instant. Perhaps I may add that this is the ninth time that I have answered this question this Session.