HC Deb 12 July 1928 vol 219 cc2437-9
26. Mr. W. M. ADAMSON

asked the Minister of Health whether he has received a report regarding casual vagrants at Shifnal, Salop, having been refused exercise in the yard of the institution on of Health how many able-bodied men were in receipt of either domiciliary or institutional relief in each of the metropolitan unions on 30th June and 7th July of this year and the number of persons dependent on such men?


I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate a Table in the OFFICIAL REPORT giving the best information available for the latest dates for which Returns have been received.

Following is the Table:

Sundays, owing to the lack of effective supervision; and if he proposes to sanction the proposal of the inspector to erect barbed wire on the walls to prevent vagrants from absconding whilst wearing clothes belonging to the institution?

The MINISTER of HEALTH (Mr. Chamberlain)

I am aware of the difficulties which the guardians of the Shifnal Union experience in providing exercise for the casuals on Sundays. I understand that the guardians, after discussion with the General Inspector, are considering means to deal with the difficulty, but I am not at present aware of their actual proposals in the matter.