HC Deb 02 June 1938 vol 336 c2267W
Sir W. Jenkins

asked the Minister of Health what is the rate per £ for the current year in the six highest public

Six Administrative Counties or County Boroughs having for public assistance in 1938–39
Highest requirements. Lowest requirements.
Name of administrative county or county borough. Rate in £. Name of administrative county or county borough. Rate in £.
s. d. s. d.
* Merthyr Tydfil County Borough 15 8.7 Blackpool County Borough 0 7
Glamorgan Administrative County. 10 4 Bournemouth County Borough 0 10.5
Surrey Administrative County 1 1.6
Monmouth Administrative County. 9 4 Southport County Borough 1 1.9
Westmorland Administrative country 1 3.6
*West Ham County Borough 8 5
Gateshead County Borough 8 0.5 Middlesex Administrative country 1 3.8
Sunderland County Borough 8 0.2
The rate poundages shown do not take into account the block grants which are applicable in aid of local government services generally and cannot be apportioned to individual services.
* In these two areas rates are levied half-yearly: the rate in the £ for Public Assistance in 1938-39 has been taken as double that shown for the first half of the year.

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