HC Deb 24 May 1922 vol 154 c1176
27. Mr. RAFFAN

asked the Minister of Labour what class of unemployed men are being sent from South London to the Belmont Institution, Epsom; what travelling facilities are provided for these men whereby they may seek employment in London or elsewhere; and what provision is being made for their families while these men are in the institution?

The MINISTER of HEALTH (Sir Alfred Mond)

The men in Belmont are able-bodied men who, in the opinion of the guardians by whom they are sent, are more fitted for institutional than for outdoor relief. The master of the institution has a discretion to provide suitable clothing and an omnibus or railway ticket for any man who has a reasonable chance of obtaining work. Few of these men have any dependants. Where they have, the guardians give the dependants any outdoor relief that may be necessary.

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