HC Deb 31 March 1927 vol 204 c1396

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that by the operation of Section 62 of the Rating Act, 1925, and of the Overseers Order, 1927, the overseers will be abolished on 1st April next, and their powers and duties as to relief from poor rate in cases of sudden and urgent necessity and medical relief will be transferred to any relieving officer; that the power of any justice of the peace to order the over seers in certain cases, by writing under his hand and seal, to give temporary relief in articles of absolute necessity but not in money and, in certain cases, to give a similar order for medical relief only, will become a like power to give an order to any relieving officer; and whether he proposes to draw the attention of the justices of the peace to this change in the law?


Steps are being taken to bring the provision to the notice of justices.