HC Deb 14 February 1924 vol 169 c1017W

asked the Minister of Health whether, in the event of an allowance being granted to a family by the Poor Law authorities to relieve distress caused through unemployment, such allowance is to be regarded as a loan and repayable when full employment is obtained?


It is entirely within the discretion of a board of guardians, when granting domiciliary relief to a person above the age of 21, to decide whether or not such relief shall be given by way of loan.