§ Mr. BUCHANAN
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware that the Montrose public assistance committee are still insisting on test work for applicants for able-bodied work; and if he now proposes to take any steps to end this practice?
§ Sir A. SINCLAIR
I am informed that the destitute able-bodied poor who apply for relief at the Montrose public assistance office are not required to perform work, but if they are willing to work, every endeavour is made to find work for them. In these circumstances, the second part of the question does not arise.