Board of Guardians, Huddersfield.

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing. – in the House of Commons on 31st July 1922.

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Photo of Mr Thomas Myers Mr Thomas Myers , Spen Valley


asked the Minister of Health whether he has received a resolution from Huddersfield ratepayers protesting against the action of the board of guardians in compelling men to work at the rate of 1d. per hour, alleging ill-treatment of children in their care, refusal to allow parents to visit their children, assault on persons and the wrongful imprisonment of adult inmates of the Crosland Moor institution, the re-imbursement of public money to an official for a prosecution which was of a private character, protesting against the disparities shown between the cost of indoor treatment and the cost of outdoor relief, and demanding an inquiry into these matters; and whether he proposes to take any action?

Photo of Sir Alfred Mond Sir Alfred Mond , Swansea West

I have received the resolution referred to and am inquiring into the allegations made in it.