Shelters (Homeless People).

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence. – in the House of Commons on 26th February 1942.

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Photo of Mr Cecil Wilson Mr Cecil Wilson , Sheffield, Attercliffe

asked the Minister of Health how many shelters there are for homeless people in the London area similar to the Hungerford Club, other than those provided by public authorities; what is the accommodation provided; and what are the average nightly numbers occupying such shelters?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

The Hungerford Club, which was provided by a local authority and in connection with which a number of voluntary workers are doing excellent work, was established as an ordinary public shelter but now meets a special need. So far as I am aware there are no counterparts elsewhere.