§ 81. Mr. Parker
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that the Young Men's Christian Association is setting up a committee for the after-care of boys passing through their hostels; whether he is satisfied that the whole after-care scheme for juveniles who come to London from the distressed areas is working satisfactorily; and whether he proposes to make any alterations in its operation in the near future?
§ The Minister of Labour (Mr. Ernest Brown)
I am not aware of any proposal to set up a new committee for the aftercare of transferred boys passing through the hostels of the Young Men's Christian Association. The association already have an adequate organisation for supervising the welfare of boys living in hostels, while for juveniles living in lodgings the Department has the assistance of after-care committees and voluntary organisations. I am satisfied that these welfare arrangements are working satisfactorily. They are kept under constant review and are extended and improved from time to time in the light of experience.
§ Mr. Parker
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that over 15,000 juveniles have been transferred from distressed 1012 areas to the Southern counties in the last year, and that there is considerable discontent about the care that is taken of some of them?
§ Mr. J. Griffiths
Does the right hon. Gentleman not agree that the best way to care for them is to provide work for them at home?