HC Deb 21 October 1920 vol 133 cc1098-9W

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the large increase of salaries and bonuses paid by Poor Law unions to their officials, he will take steps to increase the contribution made to Poor Law authorities under the provisions of the Local Government Act, 1888?


I am aware of the increase in salaries and war bonuses paid to poor law officers, but the grant could not be increased without legislation, and it would not be practicable to deal with the particular point referred to at the Present time.


asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that, owing to the large increase in salaries and bonuses now paid to officers and officials of poor law unions, the present contribution received through county councils under the Local Government Act, 1888, is totally inadequate; and if he can make arrangements forthwith for the full amount paid in salaries and bonuses to be refunded?


May I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to-day to a similar question asked by the hon. Member for Westhoughton (Mr. T. Wilson), of which I am sending him a copy.

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