HC Deb 24 May 1928 vol 217 c2075W

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that applicants for relief at West Ham who purchase their goods from the London Co-operative Society receive a dividend in proportion to their purchases, and that such amount is deducted from the relief given to applicants; and whether his sanction was given to such action on the part of the West Ham Guardians?


I was not previously aware of the practice of the West Ham Guardians in this matter, but it does not require any approval on my part, and I see no reason to intervene in the matter.