HC Deb 24 July 1912 vol 41 c1168

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he will make further inquiries with a view to discovering what the district inspector actually said which can have left the chairman of the Willesden Board of Guardians under the impression that the Local Government Board would be definitely opposed to the new buildings being placed under infirmary rather than workhouse management; and whether he will state what is the policy of the Local Government Board as to placing aged and infirm paupers under medical or workhouse administration, assuming that the practical circumstances of the case render either course equally convenient?


I learn from my inspector that he expressed no opinion on the question of placing the new buildings under infirmary rather than workhouse management. As I previously indicated, in answer to the Noble Lord, the whole of the institution will for the present remain under one administration, and no question of policy therefore arises.