HC Deb 06 July 1937 vol 326 cc149-50
2. Mr. J. J. Davidson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the total number of persons buried as paupers at part or full expense of the Glasgow Public Assistance Committee for the years 1935 and 1936, respectively?

Captain Hope (Vice-Chamberlain of the Household)

I have been asked to reply. The numbers of persons buried partly or wholly at the expense of the Glasgow Public Assistance Department during the years ended 31st May, 1935, and 31st May, 1936, were 1,116 and 1,228 respectively. I understand that in the majority of cases the funeral arrangements are made by the relatives of the deceased person.

Mr. Davidson

In view of that reply, will the hon. and gallant Gentleman say whether this indicates in the second city of the Empire any return of prosperity?

Captain Hope

That is another question.