§ Sir A. STEEL-MAITLAND
I have been asked to reply. As the reply includes a number of figures, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate a statement in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the statement:
§ Wales who have received poor relief during the past 12 months?273
§ Mr. DALTON
Will the right hon. Gentleman endeavour to obtain information before any Bill is brought in to disfranchise these people?
§ Mr. LANSBURY
In view of the public interest taken in this question, will the Minister of Health try to get particulars from half-a-dozen Poor Law unions where unemployment is very bad as to the number of ex-service men receiving Poor Law relief?
23. Mr. BECKETT
asked the Minister of Health if he has received any protests from boards of guardians with reference to the treatment of disabled ex-service men and the dependants of men killed in the Great War, and, if so, how many?
A number of such resolutions has been received in the past. Since November, 1924, six have reached me.
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the advice given to boards of guardians by the Ministry of Health is diametrically opposite to the advice given by the Ministry of Pensions with regard to the consideration of pensions relating to outdoor relief, and what action does the Minister propose to take?