§ Mr. Mainwaring
asked the Minister of Health how many of the counties scheduled, partly or wholly, as Special Areas, benefited as a result of the modification in the block-grant formula, stating also the sum of money received in each case for the year 1936–37 and the present financial year?
§ Sir K. Wood
The following administrative counties, which are scheduled wholly or partly as Special Areas, benefited as a result of the modification in the block-grant formula:
Name. County Apportionment. 1936–37. 1937–38. £ £ Cumberland … 414,206 473,694 Durham … 1,555,649 1,726,326 Northumberland … 591,764 641,753 Brecknock … 99,316 118,559 Glamorgan … 1,295,150 1,524,696 Monmouth … 526,717 674,816 Pembroke … 155,435 184,457
The 1937–38 figures are based on provisional data, and are therefore subject to adjustment. In addition, as part of the new block grant arrangements these counties benefit from the cessation of the contributions which up to 1st April, 1937, were payable by them under the Unemployment Act, 1934.