§ 30. Lord H. CAVENDISH-BENTINCK
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that, at the Brentford casual ward, the casuals were served with skilly on Christmas Day and that some of them were afterwards put on to stone-breaking; and will he issue regulations to prevent such practices in future?
My Noble Friend appears to have been misinformed. I have made inquiries and find that while gruel was served to these casuals at breakfast on Christmas Day, a special Christmas dinner was provided for them and no task of stone-breaking was imposed.