HC Deb 13 October 1943 vol 392 cc917-8W
Lieut.-Colonel Thornton-Kemsley

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that in the portion of the public assistance institution at Royston, Hertfordshire, which is not under military requisition, 12 old men are looked after by five male and five female employees, two of the latter being of military age; and what he proposes to do about this waste of manpower?

Mr. E. Brown

I am informed that the facts are not as represented. There are 16 permanent inmates and on the average about the same number of casuals. The staff consists of 4 men and 5 women, but 3 of the latter are employed part-time only. The work of the institution includes the cultivation of several acres of land.