§ MR. WOOTTON ISAACSON (Tower Hamlets, Stepney)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board, why the aged inmates of Stepney Workhouse and Infirmary are differently dieted to those at Poplar and Limehouse; and, whether he will recommend the Guardians at Stepney to supply (apparently as cheaply) more suitable and digestible food than that alleged to be now enforced and wasted?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. HENRY CHAPLIN,) Lincolnshire, Sleaford
The dietaries for the aged inmates in the workhouses of the Stepney and Poplar Unions have been framed by the Guardians of those Unions with the concurrence of their medical officers. As regards the dietary for the sick in the infirmary, the medical officer has full discretionary powers. If my hon. Friend will furnish me with particulars of the objections which are alleged as regards the Stepney dietary, I shall be happy to consider whether a communication should be addressed to the guardians on the subject.