HC Deb 01 June 1921 vol 142 cc1083-4W

asked the Prime Minister if his attention has been called to the financial state of boards of guardians throughout the kingdom; and whether the Government propose to grant any financial assistance to boards that are destitute of funds due to the state of unemployment over a long period?


I am aware that certain boards of guardians are at the present time experiencing financial difficulties, and I am prepared to sanction temporary arrangements for meeting these difficulties. It is not the intention of the Government to grant any financial assistance.