HC Deb 10 June 1907 vol 175 c1088

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether his attention had been called to the statement by the chairman of the West Ham Guardians, Mr. G. A. Paul, that if the Local Government Board had done their duty absent colleagues would be there that day instead of having been tempted By villains with pockets full of gold to do what they should hot have done; and whether he has received the Report which he had instructed an assistant secretary of the Local Government Board to make with regard to the conduct of the officers of the West Ham Guardians.


I observe that in the accounts in the newspapers of a recent meeting of the guardians the statement mentioned in the first part of the Question is attributed to the chairman. I regret that any such statement should have been made. The Report of the assistant secretary referred to in the last part of the Question has been made. I have to-day received a communication from the guardians with respect to the officers implicated, and I will proceed to deal with the matter.

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