HC Deb 31 May 1945 vol 411 c388W
Sir J. Lucas

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements have been made to provide necessities and clothing free of charge to the poorer inhabitants of the Channel Islands, in cases where they cannot afford to pay for them; and whether these supplies will be a national or local charge.

Sir D. Somervell

Arrangements have been made through the local parish relief administration to secure that no person is prevented by financial reasons from obtaining his share of the, supplies brought in. The Island authorities have been told that His Majesty's Government will not expect to be recouped for any supplies which are distributed free.