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West Ham (Financial Assistance)

Volume 388: debated on Thursday 1 April 1943

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asked the Minister of Health, in view of the serious damage inflicted upon the county borough of West Ham, the amount of Government grants issued to them up to December, 1942; and whether he has any beneficial proposals to make?

It is not in the public interest to disclose the authorities to whom financial assistance has been given or the amounts involved. If the last part of my hon. Friend's Question refers to the position at the end of the war, I can only say that this will be discussed when the time comes with the local authorities concerned and a reasonable solution found having regard to the circumstances of the areas affected and the country generally.