§ 10. Mr. COMPTON
asked the Minister of Health the number of persons in England, Scotland and Wales in receipt of Poor Law relief at 31st December, 1924, 1925, and 1926, respectively; and the amount of moneys paid and relief in kind granted during the last week of the above-named years?
As the reply contains a number of figures, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the reply:
§ The numbers of persons in receipt of Poor Law relief (excluding lunatics in asylums) in England and, in Wales at the end of December in the years mentioned were:
|England excluding Monmouth-Shire.||Wales and ManmouthShire.|
§ The average weekly amount of out-door relief in money and kind granted during December in those years was:
|England excluding Manmouthshire.||Wales and Monmouthshire.|
§ The figures for Wales and Monmouthshire are those for the Union-Counties in Wales and Monmouthshire.
§ As regards Scotland, I would prefer the hon. Member to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland.