HC Deb 29 November 1928 vol 223 c597

asked the Minister of Health what arrangements he proposes to make for the accommodation of the men at present in residence at the Hollesley Bay labour colony when the colony is transferred to the Ministry of Labour; and what future arrangements he is suggesting for securing that London unemployed men shall be ensured their right to receive training at the colony?.


In the event of the disposal of this colony to another authority by the Central (Unemployed) Body for London it would rest with the guardians of the Metropolitan Unions to whom residents at the colony are at present chargeable to make arrangements for their further relief in so far as they are not able to remain at the colony. I understand that certain suggestions made by the Ministry of Labour on the subject raised in the second part of the question are to be discussed by the body at a meeting to be held to-morrow.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the London boards have no accommodation outside the workhouses for these men, and that there are 151 of them who are ex-service men? Does the right hon. Gentleman think that it is right that these men should be driven into the workhouse?


I do not know that that will be the result.