HC Deb 26 April 1928 vol 216 cc1059-60

asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been drawn to the proposals made by the Yeovil Board of Guardians for the solution of the vagrancy problem; and whether he will consider the advisability of appointing a Departmental Committee to study these and similar proposals and report on the problem?


Yes, Sir. The proposals of the guardians are not essentially new, the question of establishing labour colonies and of detaining casuals for prolonged periods having been con- sidered on several previous occasions. I doubt whether there would be any advantage in the appointment of such a Departmental Committee as is proposed at the present time.