HC Deb 30 April 1863 vol 170 c991

said, he rose to ask the President of the Poor Law Board, Whether the number of those Factory Operatives who have never applied for nor received relief are included in his Return of the unemployed; and, also, whether there is any Return of the number of unemployed unmarried women?


said, in reply, that the Return which had been made by the Poor Law Board included those unemployed factory operatives who applied for relief, as well as those who had not applied. In answer to the second Question of the hon. Gentleman, he had to state that no Return had yet been made of unemployed unmarried women, but such a Return was at present in the course of preparation.