Public Assistance (Hull).

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons on 28th September 1939.

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Photo of Mr Walter Windsor Mr Walter Windsor , Kingston upon Hull Central

asked the Minister of Health whether he has given consideration to a proposed scheme from the city of Hull Corporation for the relief of distressed persons in war time; and what financial assistance he will make to that local authority for the effective carrying out of such a scheme?

Photo of Mr Walter Elliot Mr Walter Elliot , Glasgow Kelvingrove

I have received from the Kingston-upon-Hull Corporation a copy of their proposed scheme for the relief of persons rendered homeless by enemy action in war time and am at present considering the details of the scheme. The Government are prepared to reimburse the corporation the approved cost of any equipment which it may be found necessary to purchase for this purpose, and, in addition, to give financial assistance to meet any substantial additional burden on the rates, over and above the normal level of public assistance expenditure, necessitated by the provision of this service.