§ 27. Mr. THURTLE (for Mr. LANSBURY)
asked the Minister of Health in how many casual wards of London the task of stone-breaking is at present being imposed; how many men were subjected to that task during the four weeks ending 25th May; for what period of time a casual may be detained and set to the daily task of stone-breaking; and what is the method adopted for determining which men shall be subjected to the task?
§ Sir K. WOOD
The reply to the first and second parts of the question is none. As regards the third and fourth parts, I would refer the hon. Member to Articles 9 and 11 and the Fifth Schedule of the Casual Poor (Relief) Order, 1925, of which I am sending him a copy.
§ Mr. MONTAGUE
If I do the same, is the right hon. Gentleman willing to undergo an experimental test to see what it is like? I will do it with him.