Boards of Guardians, London (Relief).

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons on 17th July 1922.

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Photo of Sir Reginald Blair Sir Reginald Blair , Poplar Bow and Bromley


asked the Minister of Health if power has been given to any Metropolitan board of guardians to pay relief above the London scale, provided the excess is paid for locally and does not fall on the Common Poor Fund?

Photo of Sir Alfred Mond Sir Alfred Mond , Swansea West

The Regulations prescribing the scale of relief chargeable to the Common Poor Fund did not deprive the London board of guardians of the power to exceed the scale, at the cost of the local rates, in cases of exceptional need. I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of the circular letter which fully explains the position.