§ 21. Mr. DAVID DAVIES
asked the Minister of Health the number of persons 191 in receipt of Poor Law relief in each county in Wales on the last available date, giving separate figures for men, women, and children, together with figures for the same period of the previous year?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of HEALTH (Mr. Shakespeare)
The total number of persons (men, women and children) in receipt of poor relief, excluding rate-aided patients in mental hospitals, persons in receipt of domiciliary medical relief only, and casuals, in the 13 administrative counties and the four county boroughs in Wales (including Monmouthshire) on Saturday, the 13th January, 1934, was 149,027, and on Saturday, the 14th January, 1933, 140,407? I will send the hon. Member a statement showing the numbers in each county and county borough. The weekly returns from which these figures have been obtained do not distinguish the numbers of men, women and children, but I will, if he desires, send the hon. Member a statement showing separately the number of men, women and children in receipt of poor relief in each county and county borough on 1st January of the two years when the detailed returns relating to this year are available.