'Vote - Child Welfare and Outdoor Relief, £259,948' is an excerpt from the digital copies of the Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) of the Legislative Assembly of the Western Australian Parliament. It includes a limited amount of information about the investigation into 'child welfare activities' in WA, undertaken by the Director of Child Welfare in New South Wales, RH Hicks. The excerpt includes a speech by the Premier and a response by the Hon. AF Watts (p.3073), which suggests that the Hicks investigation was critical of the WA child welfare system. See pages 3072-3073 of the excerpt.