§ 29. Mr. Sparks
asked the Minister of Health if he will give a direction to the appropriate authorities that homeless families admitted to public assistance institutions shall not be regarded as destitute persons, and so treated, but that a family shall be accommodated together, and not separated.
§ Mr. Sparks
Is my right hon. Friend aware that I have already submitted cases to his Department? Is he also aware of the anxiety these families suffer when, in addition to being evicted, they have to degrade themselves to the status of paupers before they can obtain accommodation?
Is my right hon. Friend aware that some public assistance autho- 508 rities will not proceed in these matters because they say that a man earning a decent wage is not in fact destitute, yet these people are unable to get any accommodation?