HC Deb 24 October 1950 vol 478 cc2697-8
44. Mr. H. Hynd

asked the Minister of National Insurance how many Polish hostels are now run by the National Assistance Board; what is their total population; and how many Polish staff are paid by the Board in connection with the running of these hostels.

Dr. Summerskill

The National Assistance Board are administering 26 Polish hostels. At 26th September, the total number of Poles in these hostels was 14,461, of whom 878 were employed by the Board.

Mr. Hynd

Can my right hon. Friend see any finality in this matter?

Dr. Summerskill

Yes, Sir. My hon. Friend must realise that only about 5,000 of these 14,000 are being fed and accommodated by the Board.