HC Deb 10 July 1888 vol 328 cc881-2
MR. H. J. WILSON (York, W.R., Holmfirth)

asked the President of the Local Government Board, If it is a fact that a boy named Page was, in the month of May, kept in solitary confinement for 17 days in the cells of the workhouse at Richmond, Surrey; for what offence he was confined, and by whose authority; whether the case was duly entered in the punishment book; whether the book was duly laid before the Board of Guardians at each of its meetings during the continuance of the punishment; whether the Board sanctioned this punishment before it was inflicted; whether such punishment was legal; and, what steps he has taken, or intends to take, in reference to this matter?

THE PRESIDENT (Mr. RITCHIE) (Tower Hamlets, St. George's)

, in reply, said, he had at present no information on the subject; but he had directed inquiries to be made with reference to the case of the master of the workhouse.