29. Lord HENRY CAVENDISH-BEN-TINCK
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the Berks, Bucks, and Oxford Vagrancy Committee have passed a resolution to close the Newport Pagnell casual wards; that the Newport Pagnell Board of Guardians is strongly opposed; that if this proposal is carried out it will involve a journey 30 miles on the one road between casual wards and on the other road 27 miles; and whether he will use his influence with the Bucks, Berks, and Oxford Vagrancy Committee to prevent this ward being closed down?
I have received representations on this matter from the Newport Pagnell Board of Guardians, but as yet have no application from the Vagrancy Committee in regard to it. I shall give careful consideration to all relevant matters before deciding upon any application that may be made to me.