HC Deb 14 November 1939 vol 353 c576W
Dr. Peters

asked the Minister of Health when a decision will be given regarding making up the balance of civil pay of temporary employés of local authorities who have voluntarily joined His Majesty's Forces; and whether, pending a decision, authority can be given to make advances to such employés to enable their wives and families to meet their obligations and live without applying for public assistance?

Mr. Elliot

It is already within the discretion of a local authority to exercise the powers conferred on them by Section 1 of the Local Government Staffs (War Service) Act, 1939.