HC Deb 01 February 1934 vol 285 c568W

asked the Minister of Health, whether it is intended that the estimates of expenditure of local authorities incurred during the year 1932–33, to be made under Clause 44 (2) of the Unemployment Bill, shall be based on an analysis of cases in which poor relief was granted in the said year or on an analysis of cases arising during some future period; and, if the latter, what is the period to be selected, and will directions, prescribing the basis on which estimates are to be prepared, be issued to local authorities before the commencement of that period?


It is proposed that the estimates under the Bill shall be based on an analysis of cases arising in a future period before the scheme comes into operation, the results of such analysis being then applied to the expenditure in the year ended 31st March, 1933. The necessary arrangements, which have already been tentatively discussed with local authorities, will be made in consultation with them.