§ 38. Mr. SHEPHERD
asked the Minister of Health what arrangements have been made with regard to the accommodation for casuals travelling east and west in North Yorkshire, in view of the decision to close the casual ward at Reeth, Swaledale, Yorkshire?
On the closure of the casual ward at Reeth, the Sedbergh Casual Ward, which had previously been closed, has been opened.
§ Mr. SHEPHERD
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there are special circumstances in connection with this casual ward, and that the closing of it will involve great hardship to the unemployed who are travelling east and west, seeing that it is in a district which enjoys three months summer and nine months of bad weather?
I am not personally aware of the geographical conditions, but I am advised that the opening of the ward I hare mentioned will obviate any hardship.