HC Deb 19 May 1924 vol 173 cc1856-7W

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that applicants for Poor Law relief at Hulling, Kent, are faced with the insistent demand of the relieving officer that he be admitted to their homes to inspect their household goods; that he ofttimes indicates articles of furniture that should be sold before the application for relief is considered; that relief, when given, is on condition that an agreement be entered into for repayment; to the guardians of the amount of relief so granted; and, as such actions are contrary to law, will he inquire into this action on the part of the Strood Board of Guardians with a view to this discomfort being discontinued?


No complaints have been addressed to my right hon. Friend in regard to this matter, but inquiries will be made.