§ MR. PICKERSGILL
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware that juvenile prisoners under remand in London are still being sent to the workhouses; and whether he will press the Metropolitan Asylums Board to provide suitable accommodation for this class without further delay?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD
Remand children, I am aware, are, under the Industrial Schools Act, still sent to workhouses in the Metropolis. The managers of the Metropolitan Asylum District have decided that there should be three homes for such cases, one in the south and two on the north side of the Metropolis. Every endeavour is being made to give effect to this decision, but they have not succeeded as yet in obtaining suitable premises for the purpose, as to which there has been some difficulty.