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Nantyglo, Monmouthshire

Volume 155: debated on Tuesday 20 June 1922

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asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that in the town of Nantyglo, Monmouthshire, in 22 principal streets in the parish, 72 per cent. of the direct ratepayers are out of employment; and that the overseer has only been able to collect 32 per cent. of the rates in consequence of the deplorable condition in which the ratepayers find themselves; and if he intends taking any action in the matter?

A deputation from the district council was received by officers of my Department last week and a special investigation is being made of the local conditions.