asked the Minister of Health whether he is now in a position to make a statement upon the representation made to him by the Yorkshire Casual Poor Assistance Committee, contained in their letter of 10th October; and will he give an assurance that an early conference will be called to discuss the increasing problem of destitute wayfarers, and that the Joint Vagrancy Committees will be given direct representation at such conference.
The representations contained in this letter are receiving my attention. I hope to arrange an early conference with representatives of the local authorities to discuss this and other problems, and no doubt the associations concerned will ensure that the conference will include persons acquainted with the work of the Joint Vagrancy Committees.
Do I understand the right hon. Gentleman's reply to mean that the Association to which I have referred will definitely be invited to send a representative?
I think that it would be as well to leave that to the local authorities, who will probably want to arm themselves with expert advice on, this subject.