HC Deb 22 February 1927 vol 202 cc1597-8W

asked the Minister of Health if, in view of the loans which many boards of guardians have been obliged to raise through the extra num- ber of people having to be relieved by them, caused by the seven months' coal stoppage, he is prepared, in order to avoid undue hardship to the ratepayers within these areas, to extend the time for so long a period as may be required to reduce the burdens to reasonable proportions?


Yes, Sir; the period of repayment of loans raised by boards of guardians on account of the coal stoppage will be determined in each case according to the particular circumstances of the area.