Public Assistance Journal and Health and Hospital Review, May 7 1948

“There are now only two months left before the appointed day [when the National Assistance Bill would become law]. Much has now been done in the way of preparation since the introduction of the National Assistance Bill, but there are still some decisions on vital points which remain to be taken. Some of these concern the administrative arrangements of the local authorities for the discharge of their anticipated duties under the new legislation. The Ministry of Health did right, therefore, not to wait for the final passing of the Bill before issuing their circular 70/48. Not that it solves the problems of the local authorities – they will not find in it a categorical answer to the question of what they ought to do. But it does define the issues…and on some subsidiary but still important points it has direct and positive advice to offer.