HC Deb 31 March 1927 vol 204 cc1447-8W

asked the Minister of Health what was the scale of poor relief in force for the week ending 26th February, 1927, in each of the Poor Law unions situated wholly or mainly in each coalfield in England and Wales?


The information desired by the hon. Member could only be obtained by calling upon the several boards of guardians to make a special return, and the application of such scales as are in existence is subject to so many qualifications depending on the practice of the particular board of guardians that any simple return would be rather misleading than useful.