HC Deb 09 February 1933 vol 274 cc347-8
35. Mr. MANDER

asked the Minister of Health the present proportion of able-bodied men on test work to the total number of men on out-relief in the country?


During September, 1932—the last period for which returns are available—23,531 able-bodied men were required to undertake some form of work, training or instruction as a condition of the grant of relief. During that period the average number of men in receipt of out-relief was 264,710, but approximately half of these had not been ordinarily engaged in some regular occupation and the remainder included an unknown number relieved for causes other than unemployment.