§ Mr. BURNETT
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the number of public assistance committees in Scotland which prescribe test work as a condition of relief to able-bodied persons?
§ Sir A. SINCLAIR
At the end of last year three Poor Law authorities in Scotland were known to the Department of Health to be requiring applicants for able-bodied relief to perform tasks of work in return for the relief granted to them. The Department called the attention of the authorities concerned to the matter, and at the same time brought to their notice the statutory powers enabling them to make arrangements for the employment of applicants for able-bodied relief on works of public utility.