§ 25. Mr. JENKINS
asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been drawn to the complaint made at a recent meeting of the board of guardians at. Rhayader regarding the overcrowding in casual wards; and whether he will consider the setting up of an Inter-Departmental Committee to consider the question of vagrancy together with that of unemployment?
§ Sir K. WOOD
Yes, Sir; the general inspector for Wales, after a recent visit to this institution, called attention in his report to the inadequacy of the accommodation and to other defects in the casual wards, and my right hon. Friend is in communication with the guardians on the subject. As regards 176 the latter part of the question, my right hon. Friend doubts whether any useful purpose would be served by the appointment of such a Committee as is proposed at the present time.