Rates, Willesden (Nonpayment).

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons on 22nd March 1922.

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Photo of Colonel Sir Arthur Holbrook Colonel Sir Arthur Holbrook , Basingstoke


asked the Minister of Health if his attention has been called to the case of a man summoned at Willesden for non-payment of rates who pleaded inability, but who, it transpired, was buying his house through a building society and paying the instalments with Poor Law relief obtained from the guardians; and whether any steps will be taken to recover the ratepayers' money invested for his personal advantage?

Photo of Sir Alfred Mond Sir Alfred Mond , Swansea West

I am sending my hon. and gallant Friend a copy of a Report which I have obtained in regard to this case. It will be seen from the Report that the statements which have been published about this case are quite inaccurate, and that accordingly the latter part of the question does not arise.