HC Deb 17 May 1934 vol 289 cc1954-5W

asked the Minister of Health in which Poor Law institutions in England and Wales plank beds are at present used as sleeping accommodation for casuals; and whether he will consider the desirability of again communicating with the guardians of the unions concerned that they should provide other and more suitable forms of sleeping accommodation?


I have not complete information on this subject, but the information which I have indicates that plank beds are not now provided in many of the casual wards. I am not satisfied that any general communication to public assistance authorities is required, but will consider any case brought to my notice where it is alleged that suitable sleeping accommodation is not provided.