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Parliamentary Secretary's Investigations

Volume 245: debated on Thursday 20 November 1930

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86.

asked the Minister of Health whether it is intended to issue a report as a result of the Parliamentary Secretary's recent visits and investigations in certain Poor Law areas?

In the light of the answer given, in view of the lack of publicity under which the public assistance committee now carry on their work, and the lack of uniformity in the administration of the Poor Law, would it not be helpful to get first-hand knowledge from the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health after the experience which she has had?

On the general question I should be very unwilling to establish a new precedent that our official visits should be the subject of reports to Parliament.

May we be told how this distress has been abolished in three days by the present Government?