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Boards Of Guardians (Financial Position)

Volume 155: debated on Monday 26 June 1922

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asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been called to a resolution passed at a meeting of the Guardians of the Stoke and Wolstanton Union, Stoke-on-Trent, making a protest to the Government against the intermittent discontinuance.of Unemployment Insurance benefit, which is placing the burden of relief to such unemployed persons upon the rates; and whether he has considered or will consider the same with a view to giving these necessitous unemployed people and hard-pressed local authorities some adequate monetary assistance from State funds?

My attention has not previously been called to this resolution, but I would remind the hon. Member that the Prime Minister promised the deputation representing Poor Law authorities, which he received last week, that he would give the particular question referred to his consideration.