§ Mr. W. BAKER
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that boards of guardians for districts in the vicinity of Poole are complaining that the guardians of the latter place, by refusing to comply with the order of the Ministry to detain casual vagrants for two nights, throw undue strain upon their resources; and what steps he pro-noses to take in the matter?
§ Sir K. WOOD
Yes, Sir. The complaints referred to by the hon. Member have been made to my right hon. Friend's Department by the Dorset Vagrancy Committee; my right hon. Friend has already made representations to the Poole Guardians on the subject and has been informed that the matter has been referred to a committee of the hoard. He will continue to press the guardians to take the measures necessary to comply with the Regulations, and hopes it will not be necessary to take legal action to enforce the Regulations.