HC Deb 25 April 1939 vol 346 c938
7. Mr. Kennedy

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the number of persons in Scotland now in receipt of Poor Law relief; and how many old age pensioners are included in that number?

Mr. Colville

There were 127,036 persons, with 104,940 dependants, in receipt of poor relief on15th March, 1939. The number of old age pensioners in receipt of poor relief during the week ended 11th March, 1939, was 42,387.