HC Deb 06 July 1934 vol 291 cc2209-10W

asked the Minister of Health, whether he will state the nature of the tasks imposed on casuals by Poor Law authorities in England and Wales and the length of the same, respectively?


This matter is governed by Article 10 and the Second Schedule of the Public Assistance (Casual Poor) Order of March 16th, 1931, of which I am forwarding my hon. Friend a copy. A number of Vagrancy Committees have rules, made under Articles 7 (b) of the Order, which provide for the discharge on the morning after admission of men

These vessels were built in the dockyards. The cost divided over the heads given is approximately as follows:

"Shark". "Odin".
Percentage. Percentage.
Dockyard labour 37 48
Dockyard material 14 15
Establishment charges (Dockyard and Admiralty) 31 21
Contract work 18 16

(All the foregoing figures are exclusive of the cost of first outfit and reserves of guns, torpedoes and ammunition.)

The information asked for in the last part of the Question is given in the following table:

who produce satisfactory evidence that they have an offer of employment.