HC Deb 18 April 1923 vol 162 c2086W

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that during the last eight weeks the average number of cases relieved by the Sheffield and Ecclesall guardians has amounted to 11,460 per week and the average expenditure has amounted to £8,577 per week, or the equivalent of a penny rate, and that the two unions have expended up to the 7th April £1,542,964 upon unemployed relief; and what the Government propose to do in regard to the matter?


I understand that the facts are substantially as stated in the first two parts of the question The guardians have been authorised to raise loans amounting to £700,000 in the ease of Sheffield and £200,000 in the case of Ecclesall Bi[...]rlow so as to relieve the immediate charge upon the ratepayers and I shall be prepared to consider further applications of this kind if the necessity should arise.