HC Deb 14 December 1933 vol 284 cc561-2W
Captain HALL

asked the Minister of Health the annual amount spent in the area of the Brecon County Council in maintaining at present the able-bodied unemployed who come within the operation of the Poor Law; what rate this sum represents; and what will be the county rate necessary under the Unemployment Bill to raise the sum to be contributed by the Brecon County Council to the aggregate contribution of £2,400,000 by local authorities as a whole to the State?


The returns of expenditure on poor relief made to my Department do not distinguish the expenditure on the relief of the able-bodied unemployed. No trustworthy estimate can at present be given of the amount which the Brecon County Council or any other local authority will be required to contribute under the Unemployment Bill.