§ 53. Colonel DAY
asked the Minister of Health if his attention has been drawn to the increasing practice of admitting road casualties into Poor Law institutions, with the resulting cost of maintenance being thrown upon local funds; and will he consider legislation defining the powers of boards of guardians in respect of the maintenance of patients admitted to such Poor Law institutions after road accidents?
§ The MINISTER of HEALTH (Mr. Neville Chamberlain)
I have received certain representations on this matter, which are now under consideration.
§ Colonel DAY
Will the right hon. Gentleman say whether these patients are asked to recoup the cost of their maintenance?