Public Funds (Co-Ordination).

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

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Photo of Mr John Hinds Mr John Hinds , Carmarthen

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has received representations from boards of guardians calling attention to the serious leakage of public funds which they have experienced arising from the want of a more definite system of co-ordination between the guardians of the poor and the departments dealing with national health insurances, unemployment insurances, old age pensions, and War pensions; and is he aware that, through the amount of overlapping between those authorities, many instances occur where the full scale of the poor rate is given to men and their families, who, at a later date, receive in a lump sum arrears of insurance or pension allowance for a period so relieved, leaving the guardians with power only to recover what is due to them as a civil debt?