HC Deb 22 May 1924 vol 173 cc2435-6W
Captain BOWYER

asked the Minister of Health whether he will amend Section 1, Sub-section (1), of the Poor Law Act, 1899, by substituting 21 years for 18 years as the limit of age of the vesting of parental powers in the guardians where the guardians consider that, in the interest of the person with respect to whom a resolution of vesting is passed, the extension of the age limit is necessary or desirable?


As I have said in reply to previous questions, I am not aware of any sufficient grounds for introducing legislation for this purpose.

in October to build 603 houses, of which 200 were sanctioned; Norwich Corporation, who applied in November, 1923, to build 1,000 houses, of which 200 were sanctioned; Jarrow Corporation, who applied in October, 1923, to build 100 houses, of which none were sanctioned; Bristol Corporation, who applied in December to build 500 houses, of which 250 were sanctioned; and West Bromwich Corporation, who applied in September to build 500 houses, of which 50 were sanctioned; and state the number of houses completed and the present position of employment in the bricklaying trade in each town; and whether any further applications have been received from such towns?


The information desired by the right hon. Member is as follows: