§ MR. FELL
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board if his Board is attempting, through a threat of dissolution by their inspector, to force the Board of Guardians of Wayland, Norfolk, to build a new workhouse at a probable cost of £20,000, the present workhouse having been built for 300 inmates and containing now under 100; and whether, under the circumstances, he will postpone the matter until the Poor Law Commission has made its report.
§ MR. JOHN BURNS
The condition of the existing workhouse is very unsatisfactory, and the Local Government 166 Board through their inspector and other wise have for some time past been urging the guardians to provide better accommodation. I do not think that there is any sufficient reason for postponing the matter until the Poor Law Commissioners have made their report. The need for action is recognised by the guardians themselves, who have lately resolved to provide a new infirmary, but I have not at present received the details of the proposal.