HC Deb 30 January 1941 vol 368 cc701-2W
Sir R. Gower

asked the Minister of Health whether he will state the names of the local authorities with whom the Government is now in consultation regarding their financial difficulties?

Mr. MacDonald

As a result of the announced intentions of the Government that if, as a result of the war, the machinery of local government in any area is in danger of breaking down, the Government will come to the assistance of the local authority for that area, I have been approached by authorities in the London area, in certain coastal districts, and in certain other towns which have been subjected to severe air attack.