§ Captain P. Macdonald
asked the Minister of Health what is the present position with regard to financial assistance for local authorities unable to balance their budgets as a result of loss suffered since being defined as within protected areas; which local authorities have actually received grants-in-aid and to what extent; and which have applied for assistance without success?
§ Mr. E. Brown
A total of £4,651,820 has been advanced to date to local authorities who are in financial difficulties owing to the war. I think it would not be in the national interest for me to publish the names of the local authorities concerned, but I am sending my hon. and gallant Friend for his private information a statement showing the names of the authorities and the total amount so far advanced in each case.