Necessitous Areas.

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons on 11th July 1923.

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Mr. T. THOMSON:

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asked the Minister of Health whether he is now in a position to reply to the request for assistance based on the revised formula submitted to his Department some time ago by the representatives of necessitous areas; and, if not, whether, in view of the increasing cost of out-relief in certain districts, due to the continued growth of local unemployment, he will be able to do so before the House adjourns for the autumn?

Mr. CHAMBERLAIN:

I hope to be in a position to announce the decision of the Government on this question some time before the Adjournment.