HC Deb 28 July 1927 vol 209 cc1484-5W

asked the Minister of Health, if he has now received the Report of the Inquiry instituted by his Department with respect to the alleged maladministration of outdoor relief in the Prescot Union, founded on allegations given in a Press interview by the relieving officer before submitting such charges to the board of guardians; and, if so, what is the nature of such Report?


Yes, Sir. The Report, while not supporting certain allegations of injudicious action on the part of the guardians, to which prominence had been given in the local Press, contained certain criticisms and suggestions which have been considered by the guardians, and I now have before me proposals made by them to meet those criticisms.