Report of the Departmental Committee on Vagrancy Volume 1-3

9781130490305: Report of the Departmental Committee on Vagrancy Volume 1-3
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 Excerpt: look after thirty patients. 6567. It would not be worth while sending a man to the north of Scotland unless you could keep him a considerable time?--I am mentioning the north of Scotland as an extreme case, but there are plenty of cases round the neighbourhood where we could transfer from one poorhouse to another. 6568. (Captain Showers.) You mean to take the inr ates all out of one poorhouse and turn that poorhouse into a colony!--Yes. Fill it up. 6569. (Mr. Simpson.) Do you know of any institution that is being run at present on the lines on which you would wish your labour colony to be run t--The only one is Locharbriggs. 6570. Is that in Dumfries?--Yes, in the parish of Ruthwell. It is run by a philanthropic society in Glasgow. 6571. What sort of people go there T--I will submit th cases later on. I can give the history of six or eight people that were taken as a trial and were sent to Locharbriggs. I went and saw them, and I will be able to tell you about them afterwards. Roughly speaking, they were not a success and they should have been kept there. 6572. At Glasgow?--No, Locharbriggs, or some other place. My point is that they were safer there than at Glasgow. 6573. There is no power of detaining at the colony?----No. 6574. Did they leave?--No, we took them away. 6575. I suppose Glasgow parish paid something /or their maintenance?--We paid 6s. or 7s. a week for their maintenance. I took the chairman of my board and the convener of the committee down to see the place. We interviewed each man and we found that we were simply throwing away money. They would have been as comfortable and well kept in our poorhouse. The trial did not succeed; they did not rise to the occasion themselves. 6576. The labour colony that you would propose would really be a c...

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