HC Deb 19 November 1940 vol 365 cc1848-9W
Mr. Robertson

asked the Minister of Health whether he has yet inquired into the treatment of Mr. Robert Cadzow, whose boarding-house was rendered uninhabitable by a bomb on 28th September and who attended at Wandsworth Town Hall on 2nd, 9th and 10th October; his subsequent direction to the Public Assistance Board at Brixton Hill, where, after waiting hours on three separate days, his case was not dealt with, mainly because the office was closed during air-raid alerts, the staff going to shelter inside while the relief applicants were turned out into the street in heavy rain; why Mr. Cadzow was then directed to Aylesbury public assistance and redirected to Brixton Hill, again sent to Aylesbury and reluctantly given LI, as he refused to leave without some money, and then directed to Trinity Road, where he should have been sent in the first instance?

Mr. E. Bevin

I have been asked to reply. Inquiries are being made into this case about which the hon. Member has written to my right hon. Friend and as soon as they are completed I will cornmunicate with him.