§ Mr. FELL
asked the President of the Local Government Board, how many able-bodied young men there were at the present time in the Marylebone Workhouse, how long the majority of them had been there, what work they were made to do each day, and if they were allowed to go out each day and seek for work?
§ Mr. BURNS
I understand that the number of able-bodied young men in the Marylebone Workhouse on Friday last was 56. The majority of them have been in and out of the workhouse for the past two years. The daily task of work for this class of inmate is to pick 4 lbs. of oakum, or to grind 8 pecks of corn, or to do scrubbing. They are not allowed to go out each day, but can take their discharge by giving the usual notice.