§ 31. Mr. THORNE
asked the Minister of Health the total amount of poor relief paid out by the various public assistance committees and the number of persons in receipt of such relief for a period of 12 months to the nearest available date?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of HEALTH (Mr. Shakespeare)
The total amount of out-relief in money and kind paid by Poor Law authorities in 'England and Wales during the 12 months ending on the 29th October, 1932, was £14,017,960. The average number of persons, including dependants, in receipt of such relief during this period was 979,046.