§ 33. Mr. HAYES
asked the Minister of Health the number of orders of admission to the workhouse which have been offered 547 and issued by the West Derby (Liverpool) Board of Guardians during the last 12 months to ex-service men, single and married, respectively; and the number of ex-service men at the present time in receipt of indoor and outdoor relief, respectively?
I imagine it could be obtained by them, but in fact it would involve a good deal of inquiry, and I have already answered a number of questions on the same point, my answer being that I did not think it would be worth the expense and trouble of getting out figures of this kind.
I could not ask them without also consenting to ask in any other case in which a similar request was made, and, as I have already said, I really do not think it would be worth the trouble.