HC Deb 16 April 1914 vol 61 c317
28. Mr. W. THORNE

asked the President of the Local Government Board if he received a petition from the Private Secretary to His Majesty the King that was sent to His Majesty by Mr. C. J. A. Robinson, of 27, Argyle Road, Custom House, in the borough of West Ham, dated 24th March, in connection with the West Ham Guardians' outdoor and indoor relief under the provisions of the Acts 43 Elizabeth, c. 2, and 59 George III., c. 12; and if he intends taking any action in the matter?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As stated by my predecessor in July, 1910, the enactments referred to have for many years been regarded as obsolete, and I am not prepared to call upon boards of guardians to put them into force now.