HC Deb 03 April 1922 vol 152 cc1864-5W

asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been drawn to the refusal of the Poplar Board of Guardians to communicate to London County Council School-care Committees, which are responsible for the provision of free meals to necessitous children, information as to persons receiving relief in their area; and what steps he proposes to take to remedy this breach of the undertakings given when the Local Authorities (Financial Provisions) Act, 1921, was before Parliament that measures would be taken to secure coordination of different forms of relief and to prevent overlapping?


My attention has been called to the action of the Poplar Guardians. The Regulations which I have issued under the Act, referred to by my hon. Friend, require that all school meals shall be taken into account in calculating the means of an applicant for relief; and the amount recoverable by the guardians from the Metropolitan Common Poor Fund will depend upon the observance of this requirement.