13. Mr. DAVIDSON
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the total cost of able-bodied relief in Scotland for the years 1931 and 1935, respectively?
§ Sir G. COLLINS
The amount of relief paid by local authorities in Scotland in the year ended 15th May, 1931, to destitute able-bodied unemployed persons, was £653,107, The amount for the year ended 15th May, 1935, was £2,599,275, of which £380,000 has been met out of the grant paid to local authorities under the Unemployment Assistance (Temporary Provisions) (No. 2) Act, 1935.
|Housing (Scotland) Act, 1935.|
|Summary of Overcrowding Reports received up to 16th March, 1936.|
|Total number of Authorities.||Total number of completed Surveys.||Percentage of Total Population covered by completed Surveys.||Numbers of houses surveyed.||Number of houses overcrowded.||Percentage of surveyed houses found to be overcrowded.||Number of housed required.|
|Per cent.||Per cent.|
|(c) All Scotland||228||197||70.3||827,610||196,984||23.8||125,002|
§ Note.—The figures given in the above summary are all subject to adjustment after negotiations which are now proceeding with the local authorities.
§ 16. Mr. JOHNSTON
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether, as a result of recent surveys under the Scottish Housing Act, 1935, or otherwise, he is in
§ Mr. THORNE
When are the Government going to make up their minds to take over all the obligations with regard to the able-bodied unemployed?