§ 31. Mr. WELLOCK
asked the Minister of Health the approximate number of boards of guardians which at the time he took office were in the habit of giving outdoor relief to able-bodied men?
Returns based on the classification of able-bodied are not obtained. In December, 1924, 483 boards of guardians were giving out-door relief to one or more men ordinarily engaged in some regular occupation.
§ Mr. WELLOCK
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this was done mostly by those boards of guardians which had a Tory majority, and out of sheer necessity; and that his regime is causing great hardship?