§ SIR JOHN COLOMB (Great Yarmouth)
To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware that the 1213 cottagers who receive children boarded out by boards of guardians, through the agencies of committees, require to be paid weekly, while the advances made to the committees are only three-quarters of the total amount required for such purpose for a given period, and that the remaining quarter is often not paid for some weeks after it is wanted by the committees to pay the cottagers; and, if so, whether, in view of the inconvenience resulting to these committees in consequence, he proposes to take any, and, if so, what, steps to provide a remedy.
(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) I have received representations on this subject. I propose to make certain amendments in the Boarding-Out Order, and in connection with them I hope to make some provision which will remove the inconvenience referred to by my right hon. friend.