HC Deb 19 February 1931 vol 248 cc1436-7

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?


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- cashire County Council on the 27th January, the terms of which were communicated to the other authorities concerned.


Is this in respect of weaving only, or do the figures include both spinning and weaving?


It includes all the out-relief in the areas affected by the dispute.

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