HC Deb 07 December 1926 vol 200 cc1930-1W

asked the Minister of Health if his attention has been called to the refusal of the guardians of the Burton Union to grant relief to destitute women and children; whether he is aware that 12 women with families varying from six to 10 in number applied for relief to the relieving officer, and he definitely refused relief on the ground that the women were the wives of miners and there was work for the men to do; and if he will communicate with the Burton Board of Guardians calling attention to their statutory duty to relieve destitute persons?


My right hon. Friend's attention has not previously been called to this matter. If the hon. Member will give the particulars necessary to enable the cases which he has in mind to be identified inquiries will be made.