The total numbers of persons in receipt of Poor Law relief in England and Wales on the 1st January, 1925, and 1st January, 1926, were. 1,205,267 and 1,441,500, respectively. The corresponding numbers for Poor Law unions situated wholly or mainly in the County of Durham were 53,061 and 129,800. The figures for the 1st January, 1926, are approximate. As regards figures for Scotland, I would refer the hon. Member to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland.
§ Mr. HARRIS
Does not that indicate that unemployment has not really gone down, and is being pushed on to the Poor Law?