70. Mr. MALONE
asked the Minister of Health whether he has received copies of the resolutions passed by the guardians of the Northampton union protesting against the proposal to mix up and confuse rating and valuation questions with the problems of the relief of the sick and poor, and that Parliament should defer for at least three years the consideration of the suggested changes in Poor Law administration, so that all the authorities concerned may know the general financial result of recent legislation, and that Parliament has no mandate from the electorate on this issue; and whether he intends to take any action on this matter?
The reply to the first part of the question is in the affirmative and to the second part in the negative.
Is the right hon. Gentleman satisfied with the approval of the scheme by the Government newspapers?