§ 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?
Sir H. YOUNG
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 348 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.