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Kingsbridge Workhouse Diet

Volume 180: debated on Tuesday 13 August 1907

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To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether, upon further consideration, he finds it possible to accede to the request of the Kingsbridge Board of Guardians that they should be allowed to serve the inmates of the Kingsbridge workhouse with a more generous diet.

( Answered by Mr. John Burns.) The proposal of the guardians would involve a departure from the Workhouse Regulation (Dietaries and Accounts) Order, 1900, and the Local Government Board do not consider it desirable to sanction departures from the Order in the case of individual unions, as one of the objects of the Board in issuing it was to obviate the necessity for such sanction. I should, therefore, be reluctant to deal exceptionally with this particular case, but the points to which the guardians have drawn attention have been noted with a view to consideration in the event of a revised Order being issued.