HC Deb 30 January 1930 vol 234 cc1178-9
71. Mr. HARRIS

asked the Minister of Health whether he has had any recent Report on the living and working conditions at Belmont Colony; whether he is satisfied that they are satisfactory; and whether Poor Law unions in London are continuing to send persons there for training?


The institution is frequently inspected by my officers who keep me in touch with the developments and satisfactory progress is being made. London Poor Law unions are continuing to send persons to the institution for training.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that some Poor Law unions alleged, some months ago, that there were some cruel conditions there, and is it now to his satisfaction?


I think that satisfactory progress is now being made, and boards of guardians are still continuing to send persons for treatment there.