§ Mr. GRUNDY
asked the Minister of Health (1) whether, in consequence of the epidemic of small-pox, he has instructed boards of guardians to adhere strictly to the provisions with regard to the disinfection of the vagrants' own clothes; and whether any instructions have been issued by him that these clothes, when taken away at night, shall not all be bundled together;
(2) whether, in consequence of the epidemic of small-pox, he has instructed boards of guardians to adhere strictly to the provisions with regard to the provision of warm baths; and whether any special instructions have been issued that nightshirts and towels shall be washed before being given to each separate person?1543W
§ Sir K. WOOD
I am sending, the hon. Member copies of the circular letters recently issued to boards of guardians in consequence of the epidemic of small-pox. Apart from these no special instructions have been issued, but the guardians are fully aware of the Regulations in force and the officers of my Department would, as occasion might require, draw their attention to any necessary improvements in the arrangements of the several casual wards. As at present advised, my right hon. Friend sees no ground for further action on his part.