HC Deb 05 January 1916 vol 77 cc943-4
21. Mr. HOGGE

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he can make any statement with regard to expenditure on civil distress up to 31st December, 1915; whether he can state how much has been expended in England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland, respectively; and whether he can say how much has been expended by him on civil distress out of the Prince of Wales' Fund over which he has control?


The grants made for the relief of civil distress from the National Relief Fund, including the Queen's Work for Women Fund, during the period ended 31st December, 1915, amounted to £388,749. Of this amount £302,167 was in respect of the relief of distress in England, £10,332 was for Wales, £53,000 was for Scotland, £20,700 was for Ireland, and £2,550 was for the Isle of Man. With regard to the grants made under the Unemployed Workmen Act in the financial year ended 31st March last, I would refer the hon. Member to the answer which I gave him on the 15th September last. No grants have been made under the Act during the present financial year


Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether that £380,000 includes £150,000 given by Canada for distribution among the Eastern coastal towns?


No, that has nothing to do with the National Relief Fund; that is a separate fund, for a different purpose.

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