HC Deb 13 June 1904 vol 135 c1490

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether his attention has been called to the fact that the Poor Law Inspectors' Returns of Expenditure which are sent half-yearly to boards of guardians omit the following matters, namely; workhouse loan, maintenance of lunatics in asylums, and the expenses incidental to Poor Law relief; and, if so, whether he will direct that in future the above-named items of expenditure shall be included in the Returns.


It is usual for an inspector to furnish the boards of guardians in his district with periodical statements containing some particulars as to pauperism and expenditure on poor relief in the district. This is a voluntary act on the part of the inspector, and it is in his discretion to determine what amount of information the statement shall contain. The President will, however, cause the suggestion made in the Question to be brought under the notice of the inspectors.