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South Shields Guardians (Financial Position)

Volume 155: debated on Thursday 22 June 1922

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asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that the hanks are refusing to advance any further loans to the South Shields Guardians for the relief of those dependent upon them because of unemployment, unless they have the guarantee of the Government; and, if so, what action he proposes to take to meet the difficulty that must arise, as the guardians will be entirely without funds to meet the calls made on them after this week's payments are made?

I have received no communication from the guardians to this effect, but I will make immediate inquiries.