HC Deb 22 February 1934 vol 286 cc521-2W

asked the Minister of Health the total amounts of the housing subsidies wrongfully obtained from the borough council of Huddersfield; the total amount recovered by the borough council; and whether the amount recovered has been accepted, with his approval, in full settlement?


The total amount of subsidies, in respect of which there were breaches of one of the conditions subject to which they were granted, was £16,775. In some cases the breaches were of a minor character, in others there were mitigating circumstances, and on these grounds the corporation have waived the refund of £4,650. In addition, some £2,640 proved to be irrecoverable by reason of the poverty of the grantees. The balance of £9,485 has been or is being recovered. These settlements have been approved by my Department.