§ 58. Mr. PARKINSON for
asked the Minister of Health the number of persons in receipt of institutional relief in Lancashire during the month of July, 1931, and during the latest month for which figures are available?
§ Mr. E. BROWN
The number of persons in receipt of institutional poor relief (excluding casuals and rate-aided patients in mental hospitals) in the geographical county of Lancashire on Saturday, the 25th July, 1931, was 26,365, and on Saturday, the 9th April, 1932, 26,171.
§ 59. Mr. PARKINSON for
asked the Minister of Health the number of persona in receipt of public assistance, and the amount paid, in Lancashire for the month of July, 1931, and for the latest month for which such figures are available?
§ Mr. BROWN
It is assumed that the hon. Member is referring to out-relief. The average numbers of persons (men, women and children) in receipt of out-relief (excluding persons in receipt of outdoor medical relief only) in the geographical county of Lancashire during four weeks in July, 1931, and in March, 1932, were 113,181 and 153,258 respectively. The amounts of out-relief in money and kind paid to such persons during those periods were £129,971 and £172,519 respectively.