§ 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.