HC Deb 28 March 1946 vol 421 cc560-1
19. Mr. Battley

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the increasing number of casual poor now using social welfare institutions throughout the country, he is in a position to inform the House of any distinct plans for dealing with this growing problem.

Mr. Bevan

This matter was recently discussed by my Department with representatives of the local authorities concerned, and I hope shortly to issue a circular for the guidance of the authorities.