HC Deb 08 December 1927 vol 211 cc1598-9W

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the master's statement at a recent meeting of the Warminster Board of Guardians that he did not know where to accommodate the casuals, and that they had to lie on the damp floors, he will instruct the Wilts Vagrancy Committee that they must open some of the casual wards in other parts of the county which are now closed?


The Wiltshire Vagrancy Committee have considered the matter and are of opinion that the pressure on the casual wards of the War- minster Board of Guardians is not due to the closing of other casual wards in the county but to other causes. It may, however, be necessary that the accommodation for casuals provided at the Warminster institution should be increased, and I am obtaining a report upon this aspect of the case.