HC Deb 25 April 1907 vol 173 c249
MR. GINNELL (Westmeath N.)

To ask the Secretary to the Treasury if he will supply details of the sum of £7,000 in the Civil Service Estimates, Class 3, Vote 14, Subhead F; and, if not, will he state why details are withheld.

(Answered by Mr. Runciman.) I do not think it would be practicable to give more detail under this sub-head, as it is impossible to say beforehand in what

Number of children chargeable to Poor Law Unions in London. Number of Children chargeable to Poor Law Unions outside London. Total.
(a)Not including insane and idiots—
(1) In workhouses, otherwise than in infirm wards 1,046 13,630 14,676
(2) In infirm wards or infirmaries 2,045 4,645 6,690
(b) Insane and idiots in workhouses † 14 302 316
3,105 18,577 21,682
†There were also 132 children chargeable to London unions in district sick asylums, and 797 children in the imbecile asylums belonging to the managers of the Metropolitan Asylum District.

The number of children over three years of age chargeable to Poor Law unions in London in the workhouses on the 5th January last was 446, and in infirmaries, 1,004. Similar information with regard to the rest of England and Wales is not available.