HC Deb 03 August 1897 vol 52 c240
MR. T. G. ASHTON (Beds, Luton)

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board (1) whether, in view of the large number of boards of guardians which will have to make fresh provision for the children under their care, the Local Government Board is about to appoint a committee to visit and report upon the best cottage homes in the country; and, if so, whether the committee will be appointed at once; and (2) whether the Local Government Board will have a report made on the epileptic colonies in Germany established under the German Act of 1890; if so, whether the Board will cause photographs and plans of the buildings to be made and issued for the better understanding of the Report?


I do not quite understand the first part of the Question or what contemplated committee the hon. Member refers to. In company with the experts of this Department, I visited many of the cottage homes myself, and I do not know that there is any necessity for a committee As to the second part of the Question, I will consider the matter.