HC Deb 14 February 1922 vol 150 cc834-5W

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he has any official information showing that the parish council of Broxburn has made grants out of public funds to workers employed by Scottish Oils, Limited, which is controlled by the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, in which His Majesty's Government is financially interested, and on the board of which it is represented; what steps he proposes to take if the Broxburn Parish Council is subsidising the wages paid by Scottish Oils, Limited; and whether he has any information showing that other Poor Law authorities have given public assistance to workers because their wages were insufficient to obtain for them the necessities of life?


I am informed that in no case have the parish council at Broxburn given relief to any worker who is working full time, whether employed by Scottish Oils, Limited, or by any other employers. In the case of workers on part time, it has been the practice of this and other parish councils to give some relief in necessitous cases in respect of the days on which the workers are unemployed, but in no case, so far as I am aware, does any parish council give relief to any worker on full time. I see no reason to take any action in the matter.

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