Local Authorities (Main Tenance Work).

Oral Answers to Questions — Education. – in the House of Commons on 26th February 1942.

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Photo of Sir John Mellor Sir John Mellor , Tamworth

asked the Minister of Health, whether he will take steps to empower local authorities to establish out of rate income reserve funds designed to meet the cost of maintenance work which has been postponed owing to the war?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

I have received no representations on this matter from the associations of local authorities, and as at present advised I do not contemplate the introduction of legislation.

Photo of Sir John Mellor Sir John Mellor , Tamworth

Is not the underlying financial position of local authorities growing more and more unhealthy?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

I should very much hesitate to accept that statement as generally true. If my hon. Friend desires to discuss any particular case that has come to his knowledge, I shall be very glad to meet him.