§ Sir ALBERT SPICER
asked the number of children at present maintained in the workhouses of the Metropolis and the 1530 workhouse infirmaries of the Metropolis respectively, differentiating between those over and under three years of age?
§ Mr. BURNS
According to the latest returns available there were on the 1st July last 21,043 children of all ages in Metropolitan Poor Law institutions, of whom 1,226 were in workhouses. The number of these children under and over three years of age in infirm wards of workhouses and in other workhouse wards, the latter term including receiving wards, were:—
|In infirm wards—Children under 3||106|
|In infirm wards—Children over 3||34|
|In other wards—Children under 3||706|
|In other wards—Children over 3||380|