§ 93. Mr. COMPTON
asked the Minister of Health the number of persons in Manchester who were in receipt of Poor Law relief in September, 1924, and subsequent months; the amount paid for the respec- 1519 tive months; the approximate ages of the recipients; and how many were exservice men?
|Month.||Average No. of persons (men, women and children) in receipt of domiciliary relief.||Amount of domiciliary-relief given in money or kind.||Average No. of persons in receipt of institutional relief.|
|September (4 weeks)||…||19,364||20,750||6,882|
|October (4 weeks)||…||18,516||20,775||6,937|
|November (5 weeks)||…||18,957||26,098||7,020|
|December (4 weeks)||…||18,693||23,076||7,186|
|January (5 weeks)||…||19,846||28,314||7,312|
|February (4 weeks)||…||20,381||23,056||7,473|
§ Of the total number of persons in receipt of domiciliary relief on the 1st January, 1925, 48 per cent. were under 16 years of age, 48 per cent. between 16 and 70 years of age, and 4 per cent. were over 70 years of age. The corresponding percentages for those in receipt of institutional relief were 31, 61 and 18.
§ Ex-service men and their dependants constituted 32 per cent. of the persons in receipt of domiciliary relief on the 3rd May, 1924, and 11 per cent. of the persons in receipt of institutional relief.
§ (The above figures are exclusive of lunatics in asylums, persons in receipt of medical relief only and casuals.)