HC Deb 11 March 1948 vol 448 c1422
85. Mr. George Thomas

asked the Minister of Health what representations have been made to the Welsh Board of Health by the Cardiff City Council in connection with the Powderhall Camp, Cardiff; and why his Department has expressed opposition to improvements being made in the housing accommodation of that camp.

Mr. Bevan

There have been consultations from time to time between the Welsh Board of Health and the Cardiff Corporation. All proposals submitted have been approved. The second part of the Question does not therefore arise.

Mr. Thomas

Is my right hon. Friend aware that very considerable interest has been aroused in Cardiff by a statement made in the city council that four children lost their lives because of the conditions at this camp? Whilst I welcome his assurance that the Ministry of Health granted the conditions required, will my right hon. Friend take steps to inquire into the present conditions of camps?

Mr. Bevan

Certainly I will take steps to inquire into the grounds of the allegation. It must not be taken for granted that what individual councillors say is necessarily more correct than what we say in this House.

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