HC Deb 09 May 1929 vol 227 c2307
5. Mr. BATEY

asked the Minister of Health the total number of unemployed workmen and their dependants in England and Wales who received Poor Law relief during the year ending 31st March, 1929?

The MINISTER of HEALTH (Mr. Chamberlain)

The average number of men ordinarily engaged in some regular occupation in receipt of Poor Law relief during the year ended 31st March, 1929, in England and Wales was approximately 106,500. The average number of dependants relieved was approximately 300,700, including 207,100 children.

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