§ Mr. W. THORNE
asked the Minister of Health if he is prepared to issue a circular to all boards of guardians recommending an extra grant, either in cash or in kind, to people eligible for out-relief at the week-end prior to Christmas Day?
§ Sir K. WOOD
The boards of guardians are well aware of their power of granting reasonable special allowances at Christmas time, and make substantial use of those powers. My right hon. Friend sees no necessity for action on his part.