§ Mr. D. G. SOMERVILLE
asked the Minister of Health the loan indebtedness incurred by the different boards of guardians in England and Wales in 1928, 1929, and 1930, respectively, for the purpose of relieving unemployment; whether these loans have been taken over by the local authorities who now administer the Poor Law; and how much of them has been paid off?
§ Mr. GREENWOOD
No loans were raised by boards of guardians in England and Wales in any of the financial years 1928–29, 1929–30, or 1930–31, for the purpose of relieving unemployment. During the first three months of the calendar year 1928, loans amounting to £62,000 were advanced by my Department to three boards of guardians for the purpose of meeting current expenditure. The amounts comprised in this total were1472W transferred to local authorities who now administer the Poor Law; no part of them has yet been repaid.