Local Authorities (Financial Assistance).

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence. – in the House of Commons on 29th May 1941.

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Mr. Bernard Taylor:

asked the Minister of Health what is the policy of His Majesty's Government for assisting local authorities to meet the increased expenditure necessitated by air-raid damage and to offset the loss in rates; and whether this policy applies to local authorities throughout the country?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given on 13th May to my hon. Friend the Member for Tarn-worth (Sir J. Mellor). The policy set out in that answer applies throughout the country.