§ MR. BROOKE (Tower Hamlets, Bow and Bromley)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board how many of the different boards of guardians in London have power now, under Orders from his Board, to assign their duties of giving relief to a Relief Committee; how many are now exercising that power; and what are their names.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. John Burns,) Battersea
All boards of guardians in London except those for the Poor Law Unions of St. George-in-the-East, Hampstead, Stepney, and White-chapel are empowered to appoint Relief Committees under Orders issued by the Local Government Board or their pre- 962 decessors. The power is generally exercised, but there is no Relief Committee in the Poor Law Unions of Mile End and the Strand, whilst at Paddington, Shoreditch, and Westminster, and in certain circumstances at Bethnal Green, the Committee consists of the whole Board.