HC Deb 04 April 1927 vol 204 cc1704-5
57. Lieut.-Colonel WATTS-MORGAN (for Mr. JENKINS)

asked the Minister of Health whether, seeing that the right of the poor to relief in any case of sudden and urgent necessity as laid down by law, Section 54 of the Poor Law Amendment Act, 1834, will be seriously curtailed by the stipulation in the Special Order proposed to be made by him under Section 62 of the Rating and Valuation Act, 1925, that the powers and duties of the overseers with regard to the relief of the poor in sudden urgent necessity and sudden dangerous illness shall be transferred from the overseers of the parish to the relieving officer, who may reside several miles away, he will reconsider the proposed Order?


I am sending the hon. Member a copy of the replies given to previous questions on this subject, to which my right hon. Friend has nothing to add.