HC Deb 06 March 1928 vol 214 c972
58. Mr. NAYLOR

asked the Minister of Health whether he has received any complaints regarding the detention of vagrants in casual wards for medical examination until late in the evening of the day of discharge; and whether, in the interests of the vagrants themselves and of the public health, he will take steps to ensure that medical examination shall take place either on admission or during the day of detention?

The MINISTER of HEALTH (Mr. Chamberlain)

I have received no such complaints, and am not aware of any instance in which a casual has been detained for the purpose of a medical examination beyond the prescribed hour of 9 a.m. on the day of discharge.