HC Deb 22 May 1908 vol 189 c615
LORD EDMUND TALBOT (Sussex, Chichester)

To ask the President of the Local Government Board if he will state the number of children maintained

Number of Children chargeable of Poor Law Unions in London. Number of Children chargeable to Poor Law Unions outside London. Total.
(a) Not including insane and idiots—
(i) In workhouses, otherwise than in infirm wards 1,184 13,872 15,056
(ii) In infirm wards or infirmaries 2,382 4,912 7,294
(b) Insane and idiots in workhouses* 6 297 303
3,572 19,081 22,653
* There were also 133 children chargeable to London Unions in district sick asylums, and 759 children in the imbecile asylums belonging to the managers of the Metropolitan Asylum District.