HC Deb 14 February 1929 vol 225 c532
33. Mr. HARRIS

asked the Minister of Health what it is now proposed to do with Hollesley Bay; whether the Ministry of Labour has refused to take it over; and, if so, in whom it is proposed that it shall be vested?

The MINISTER of HEALTH (Mr. Chamberlain)

The Central (Unemployed) body found themselves unable to accept the offer made by the Ministry of Labour to take over the Hollesley Bay Colony in time to enable the Minister of Labour to utilise the Colony for this season's migration to Canada. The Colony accordingly remains the property of the Central (Unemployed) body, and will, on the operation of the Local Government Bill, be transferred to the London County Council.


Will the powers of the Unemployed Workmen's Act be vested in the London County Council so that they can co-operate in the policy?


They will have full powers of co-operation.


Is it not the fact that the Unemployed Workmen's Act is repealed so that they cannot act under the powers of that Act?