HC Deb 04 August 1926 vol 198 c3021W

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that certain members of parish councils have been disqualified because their wives accepted poor relief, in some cases upon loan only; whether all such parish councillors were required to declare their seats vacant; and whether it is proposed to introduce amending legislation to deal with the general question?


No recent cases of disqualification of members of parish councils in the circumstances referred to have been brought to my notice. I am, however, aware of the legal position, and I am not prepared to introduce legislation to alter it.