HC Deb 24 April 1907 vol 173 cc25-6
MR. L. HASLAM (Monmouth Boroughs)

To ask the President of the Local Government Board if he will state the number of Poor Law children who are entirely dependent on the rates.

(Answered by Mr. John Burns.) The total number of children who are entirely dependent on Poor Law relief cannot be stated. To a very large extent children are relieved with their parents, who are not necessarily entirely dependent on the relief given them. I may, however, state that the number of children in England and Wales in receipt of relief on 1st January last was 234,000. If from this total the children who had a parent living, and who received only some form of out-relief, are deducted, the number left is 71,641. Over 60,000 of them received indoor relief.