§ 42. Mr. MARDY JONES
asked the Minister of Health how many boards of guardians in the distressed mining areas have sent him resolutions or appeals to the effect that, in view of the unprecedented distress in mining areas through unemployment and the consequent impossibility of recovering the amounts advanced by way of loan in special relief, the Government be urged to take immediate steps to make the loans granted to boards of guardians for the purposes of such relief a national charge; and will he state whether the Government will take action on the lines suggested during this Parliament?
I have received 23 resolutions of this kind. The reply to the last part of the question is in the negative.