§ Mr. BARKER
asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that many rating areas are very heavily burdened with rates and debt in consequence of unemployment; that their bank credits are exhausted; and that the plight of these necessitous areas has been brought frequently to the notice of his Department; and what action he is taking to deal with this problem?
§ Lord E. PERCY
My right hon. Friend hopes to be in a position to state the decision of the Government on this question before the House rises.1296W
duing each of the last 10 years for which the figures are available?