HC Deb 18 November 1926 vol 199 cc1984-6W

asked the Minister of Health whether he will give an analysis of the Supplementary Estimate for the relief of unemployment, showing the amounts allocated to the three purposes mentioned in the Estimate: loans for approved works, loans for general purposes to distressed local authorities, and loans to Poor Law authorities; and whether he will give a similar analysis of the original Estimate and of the first Supplementary Estimate (H.O. 104, of 1926)?


I have been asked to reply. The provision in the Estimate is required almost entirely for loans to Poor Law authorities, and no specific allocation was made to the three purposes referred to. Loans from the Vote are made only in the case of local authorities who find themselves unable to raise loans in the ordinary way. Since the beginning of the financial year sums of £23,761 and £4,779 only have been required to be advanced to local authoritics for the purpose of approved works for the relief of unemployment and to distressed local authorities for general purposes respectively.