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Hospital Treatment (Poor Law Relief)

Volume 415: debated on Thursday 1 November 1945

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23.

asked the Minister of Health the names of the local authorities which, in spite of the Local Government Act, 1929, are still providing hospital treatment under the Poor Law system.

I am circulating in the Official Report a list of county and county borough councils who have made declarations, under Section 5 of the Local Government Act, 1929, that hospital treatment shall not be provided by way of Poor Law relief. Other local authorities, in so far as they provide general hospital treatment, do so partly under Poor Law powers and partly under Public Health powers.

Following is the list:

Declarations under the Public Health Acts have been made by the under-mentioned public assistance authorities.

County Councils (5)

  • Cheshire.
  • Herts.
  • Holland.
  • Rutland.
  • East Sussex.

County Borough Councils (34)

  • Barnsley.
  • Barrow-in-Furness.
  • Bath.
  • Birkenhead.
  • Bournemouth.
  • Bradford.
  • Brighton.
  • Bristol.
  • Derby.
  • Dewsbury.
  • Doncaster.
  • Eastbourne.
  • Gateshead.
  • Grimsby.
  • Halifax.
  • Huddersfield.
  • Ipswich.
  • Leeds.
  • Leicester.
  • Lincoln.
  • Manchester.
  • Middlesbrough
  • Oldham.
  • Oxford.
  • Preston.
  • Reading.
  • Rotherham.
  • Salford.
  • Southampton.
  • South Shields.
  • Stoke-on-Trent.
  • Wakefield.
  • West Bromwich.
  • West Hartlepool.