HC Deb 07 December 1939 vol 355 c865W
Captain Cunningham-Reid

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the fact that, owing to the war, many sections of the community will be unable to pay their rates, whilst at the same time the expenditure of most local authorities will increase, he will consider the advisability of further Government assistance for local authorities until times become more normal?

Mr. Elliot

I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for St. Pancras, South-West (Sir G. Mitcheson), on 15th November.