53. Lieut.-Colonel Sir F. HALL
asked the Minister of Health whether, seeing that his atention has been called by the Lambeth Board of Guardians to the number of able-bodied men within their district who are drawing both unemployment pay and outdoor relief, and that the board have suggested that the administration of all forms of public assistance should be placed under the control of one body, he will state whether the Government propose to take up this matter?
As my hon. and gallant Friend is aware, the Government contemplate the introduction of Poor Law proposals in the Autumn. I can only say that the representations of the Lambeth Guardians are receiving consideration with others which I have received.