HC Deb 31 May 1916 vol 82 c2722
121. Mr. TICKLER

asked the President of the Local Government Board if he is aware that, owing to the taking over by the military authorities of the Children's Homes at Grimsby, there are now some 160 children in the Grimsby Workhouse, where they are much overcrowded and, it is stated, sleeping three in a bed; and whether he will represent to the Grimsby Board of Guardians the necessity for sending the children to the children's homes of other unions, should vacancies be available, or for renting suitable houses within the Grimsby Union in which to accommodate them?


I am afraid that the use of the Children's Homes as a Military Hospital has resulted in some overcrowding, and my right hon. Friend has already caused representations to be made to the guardians as to the desirability of finding other accommodation for the children. He is making further inquiries into the matter.