HC Deb 20 July 1909 vol 8 c494W

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether, in official documents hereafter to be issued by the Local Government Board, he will cause the word necessitous to be used to denote those persons whom it is the duty of the guardians of the poor to relieve under the provisions of 43 Eliz., c. 2, and 4 and 5 Will. 4, c. 76, in accordance with the suggestion of the majority of the Royal Commission on Poor Law, made at page 597 of their Report, instead of the word destitute?


I have under consideration the various recommendations of the Royal Commission, and amongst them the one to which my hon. Friend refers.