§ 49. Mr. SANDHAM
asked the Minister of Health if he will give the amount spent in Poor Law relief in the cotton-weaving districts of Lancashire in the weeks ending 24th January and 14th February, 1931; and if he will say whether he has issued any circulars to the Poor Law authorities in Lancashire with regard to the lock-out in the industry?
§ Mr. GREENWOOD
I am advised that the amounts spent on outdoor relief in the cotton weaving districts of Lancashire (including county boroughs) were £5,201 11s. 4d. in the week ending the 24th January and £5,347 2s. 3d. in the week ending 14th February. As regards the second part of the question, I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of a letter which I addressed to the Lan- 1437 cashire County Council on the 27th January, the terms of which were communicated to the other authorities concerned.
§ Mr. BROTHERS
Is this in respect of weaving only, or do the figures include both spinning and weaving?