HC Deb 25 March 1907 vol 171 c1466
MR. HADDOCK (Lancashire, North Lonsdale)

To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he can state the number of paupers, of all kinds, receiving relief at the end of the financial year 1835.

(Answered by Mr. John Burns.) The numbers of persons receiving relief in England and Wales at the end of the financial year 1835, or indeed at any period during that year, cannot be stated, as no Returns of a comprehensive kind were then made. Complete Returns were not obtained until many years later.