HC Deb 23 March 1914 vol 60 cc64-5W

asked whether the Local Government Board has sanctioned for any and, if so, what workhouses a task of work for the inmates exceeding ten hours in the summer or nine hours in the winter; and whether, before 1st April, when the Poor Law Institutions Order, 1913, comes into operation, he will make an amending Order to prevent any board of guardians making any regulation under Article 47 of that Order requiring more hours worked than ten in the summer and nine in the winter?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. With regard to the second part, the Local Government Board will not allow any regulation proposing hour of work for inmates of workhouses in excess of ten in the summer and nine in the winter. No amending Order is needed, as Article 47 of the Poor Law Institutions Order, 1913, expressly provides that the Local Government Board may disallow, modify, or suspend the operation of any regulation made by a board of guardians under that Article.