§ 25. Mr. FFRENCH
asked what was the number of indoor and outdoor paupers in 620 Ireland on the 1st January, 1909; can the Local Government Board (Ireland) state if these numbers have been reduced by the Old Age Pensions Act; and what are the numbers at present?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The numbers of paupers in workhouses and on outdoor relief on the 2nd January, 1909, were 44,035 and 56,501, respectively. The numbers in workhouses and on outdoor relief on the 4th instant, the latest date for which the information is available, were 32,554 and 37,792, respectively. The reduction in the numbers is doubtless largely due to the Old Age Pensions Acts.