HC Deb 06 December 1933 vol 283 cc1479-80
37. Mr. McGOVERN

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the number of persons drawing able-bodied relief in

STATEMENT showing the number of Able-bodied Poor chargeable at 15th May to the Parishes of Glasgow and Govan in each of the years 1922 to 1930 inclusive, and to the Burgh of Glasgow in the years 1931 to 1933, with the expenditure incurred on the relief of such cases in each of the years ended 15th May from 1922 to 1933 inclusive
Year. Authority. Able-bodied Poor chargeable at 15-May Expenditure in connection with relief to Able-bodied poor during the year ended the 15th May.*
Poor. Dependants. Total.
1922 Glasgow Parish 22,228 50,796 73,021 304,927
Govan Parish
1923 Glasgow Parish 24,233 54,130 78,363 736,462
Govan Parish
1924 Glasgow Parish 17,952 41,504 59,456 732,886
Govan Parish
1925 Glasgow Parish 11,679 29,676 41,355 454,366
Govan Parish
1926 Glasgow Parish 18,110 43,755 61,865 642,044
Govan Parish
1927 Glasgow Parish 193,223 39,470 58,793 1,012,528
Govan Parish
1928 Glasgow Parish 14,326 32,655 46,981 972,352
Govan Parish
1929 Glasgow Parish 11,487 25,616 37,103 783,248
Govan Parish
1930 Glasgow Parish 6,740 18,062 24,802 669,149
Govan Parish
1931 Glasgow Burgh 8,418 15,604 24,022 442,475
1932 Glasgow Burgh 13,877 25,075 38,952 606,398
1933 Glasgow Burgh 21,573 33,307 54,880 876,798
*Includes administration expenses and repayment of interest on loans.
1. The payment of relief to the able-bodied poor in Scotland was authorised for the first time by the Poor Law Emergency Provisions (Scotland) Act, 1921.
2. For the purposes of the above table the areas of the parishes of Glasgow and Govan as they existed prior to the passing of the Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1929, have been taken as being roughly comparable with the existing area of the Poor Law Authority of Glasgow.

Glasgow for each year since 1918; and the annual amount spent by the Glasgow parish council or public assistance committee for each year since 1918?


As the answer involves a tabular statement, I propose, with the hon. Member's permission, to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT. The statement gives the figures from 1922 onwards, poor relief to the able-bodied having been authorised for the first time by the Poor Law Emergency Provisions (Scotland) Act, 1921.


Can the hon. Gentleman say how many Irish are unemployed in Glasgow?

Following is the statement: