HC Deb 25 November 1926 vol 200 cc537-8

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the total number of persons in the City of Glasgow who are in receipt of parish council relief at present and the total cost of the same weekly?

The SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Sir John Gilmour)

As the answer involves a somewhat lengthy statement of figures, I propose, with the hon. Member's permission, to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the statement:

The City of Glasgow, which has a population of 1,034,174, is situated in eight parishes, but the main portion is situated in the parishes of Glasgow and Govan which have a total population of 968,195.

In the parishes of Glasgow and Govan the total number of persons in receipt of poor relief (excluding lunatics and mental defectives) was 92,938 (38,405 paupers and 54,533 dependants) at 15th November, 1926. This number is made up of 59,052 (18,801 paupers and 40,251 dependants) able-bodied unemployed and miners' families, 28,063 (14,049 paupers and 14,021 dependants) ordinary sane oudoor poor, and 5,823 (5,562 paupers and 261 dependants) ordinary sane indoor poor. Of the able-bodied poor 58,866 (18,713 paupers and 40,153 dependants) were receiving outdoor relief and 186 (88 paupers and 98 dependants) were receiving indoor relief.

The expenditure of these parishes on poor relief (excluding administration, etc., expenses) is estimated at £33,438 for the week ended 13th November, being £16,769 on outdoor able-bodied, and approximately £120 on indoor able-bodied, £10,529 on sane outdoor and £6,020 on sane indoor.