HC Deb 22 June 1927 vol 207 c1847
44. Mr. FENBY

asked the Minister of Health whether it is the policy of His Majesty's Government to establish labour colonies for the accommodation and reclamation of casual paupers?


I have received certain suggestions in the direction suggested in this question, and the matter is under consideration. I do not think it will be practicable to formulate concrete proposals until some measure of Poor Law reform has been secured.

46. Mr. FENBY

asked the Minister of Health whether he has any evidence that boards of guardians are complying with the circular of his Department suggesting that casual paupers should be periodically medically examined?


The suggestion which I made was that a medical officer should periodically inspect the casual wards, and should do so, if practicable, at a time when he could also see the casuals, so as to satisfy himself that they are free from disease. I have not received any special reports of the extent to which this suggestion has been put into practice, but I have no reason to suppose that it has not been effective.