HC Deb 07 May 1925 vol 183 cc1158-9W

asked the Minister of Health the amounts borrowed by the guardians of the unions of Bedwellty, Sheffield, West Ham, Newcastle-on-Tyne and Barrow-in-Furness for payment of out-relief during the last five years; and how much has been repaid in each case?


Excluding the amounts of sums borrowed by way of purely temporary overdraft the figures are as follow:

Union Loans authorised Repayments
£ £
Bedwellty 419,000 81,000
Sheffield 1,028,000 340,000
West Ham 1,750,000 260,000
Newcastle-on-Tyne Nil Nil
Barrow-in-Furness 175,000 Nil
*On the 1st April, 1924, Ecclesall Bierlow Union was amalgamated with the Sheffield Union. A loan of £200, 000 was outstanding at Ecclesall Bierlow, £100, 000 of which had been repaid.