HC Deb 04 July 1923 vol 166 cc454-5W

asked the Minister of Health whether William Henry Jackson, aged 63, who was found dead on the road on the same day that he left Gainsborough workhouse, was in the body of the house or in the casual ward; what was his task on the day he left and on the day before; whether he will ask the inspector to see whether this man was given for his journey the mid-day meal directed by Article 8 of the Casual Paupers Order, 1882; and what was the distance from Gainsborough workhouse to where the man was found dead and the distance from Gainsborough to the nearest open casual ward or workhouse in the direction he was going?


This man was relieved in the casual ward. On the day before he left Gainsborough he was set to work either at wood chopping or at cleaning. He was not set to work on the day of his leaving and was given a mid-day meal on discharge. The spot at which he was found dead is about 10 miles from Gainsborough workhouse, and about seven from the nearest casual ward in the direction in which he was going.

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