HC Deb 13 July 1904 vol 137 cc1461-2
MR. ALEXANDER CROSS (Glasgow, Camlachie)

To ask the Secretary for Scotland whether the Local Government Board are aware that, during the last ten years, there has been a steady increase in the number of outdoor and indoor poor in Some of the large burghal parishes of Scotland and a consequent increase in the cost of their maintenance; and whether, looking to the state of trade during these years, the Board will consider the subject and devise some means of arriving at the causes which have contributed towards the result by appointing a Departmental or other Committee to inquire into the conditions under which poor relief is granted in the different parishes in Scotland.

(Answered by Mr. A. Graham Murray.) The attention of the Local Government

dates for the degree when entering for the examination are requested, however, to state on their entry forms the names of any institutions at which they may have been prepared for the examinations, and from these statements the following returns have been made:—

B.A. Degree.

Candidates have passed the examination for this degree from the under-mentioned institutions as follows:—

Board has been drawn to the increase of pauperism in the large parishes, and they are at present engaged in collecting information as to the causes.