HC Deb 02 March 1928 vol 214 cc751-2W

asked the Minister of Health whether, when he closes a casual ward, he has notices put up in the neighbouring casual wards and also has notice given to the police of the neighbourhood; and whether these notices indicate that in cases of emergency destitute wayfarers will be admitted to the workhouse?


It is the ordinary practice of Vagrancy Committees to arrange that notice of the closing of a casual ward is posted in neighbouring casual wards, and given to the police. There is no reason why such notice should include the explanation referred to in the last part of the question.