Mr. T. THOMSON
asked the Minister of Health the amount of loans sanctioned by his Department towards the cost of unemployment relief, the repayment of principal and interest on which has been spread over a period of years?
§ Mr. NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN
I assume that the hon. Member has in mind both loans and overdrafts the repayment of which extends beyond the financial year in which they are incurred. The amount of such loans and overdrafts, excluding renewals, which have been sanctioned by my Department is £5,710,600.