HC Deb 17 July 1913 vol 55 cc1419-20
43. Sir J. D. REES

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he will revise his departmental statistics of pauperism so as clearly to show how far the inhabitants of the United Kingdom, adults and children, are in a state of economic dependence on the taxpayer and ratepayer as regards pensions, feeding, medical treatment, unemployment relief, insurance of a partly or wholly eleemosynary character, and in other respects, and in order that the statistics of pauperism may disclose to what extent the population lives by its own labour or by subventions from the public purse; and will he show in what degree the economic dependence of the population has increased between the years 1906 and 1012, inclusive?


Perhaps I may refer the hon. Member to my reply to a question by the hon. and gallant Member for Chelmsford on the 25th June, in which I promised that a statement for England and Wales, with which alone my Department is concerned, should be included in the next report of the Local Government Board.