69. Mr. PALMER
asked the Minister of Health whether, seeing that two London boroughs, Shoreditch and Hammersmith, have refused to administer the National Relief Fund because of the denial of discretionary powers in the assistance of distress, immediate steps will be taken to bring the fund more into line with the humane needs of the time, with a view to the speedy relief of necessitous cases?
§ Dr. ADDISON
The Government have no responsibility for the administration of the National Relief Fund, which is vested in the Executive Committee.