HC Deb 03 July 1893 vol 14 c681
MR. BARLOW (Somerset, Frome)

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether, in view of the fact of the large number of people (over 800) who receive relief from Booth's Charity, Salford, the sum expended for the relief of the poor in Salford is less in comparison than the sums expended in similar towns in that locality?


According to the latest Returns received by the Local Government Board, the rate per head of the expenditure for poor relief and purposes connected therewith was higher in the Salford Union than in any of the 12 Unions in Lancashire which are nearest to that Union with the exception of Manchester, and the ratio of paupers to population was higher in the Salford Union than in the majority of the Unions referred to.