HC Deb 18 February 1924 vol 169 c1334W

asked the Minister of Health whether it is his intention, at an early date, to take the necessary steps to remove the existing disqualification of persons who have been in receipt of Poor Law relief from serving on local governing bodies?


asked the Minister of Health whether he will take steps to make it possible in the near future to remove the disability which now exists in regard to the political rights of citizens who have received Poor Law relief, and which precludes them from membership of public bodies?


Owing to the pressure of Government business, I cannot give any undertaking as to the introduction of a Bill for the purpose suggested by my bon. Friend.