HC Deb 25 October 1949 vol 468 cc1135-6
20. Mr. John Foster

asked the Minister of National Insurance what was the number of persons receiving public assistance in the months of August, 1949, and August, 1948, respectively; and the total amounts paid in each of these months.

Mr. Steele

The number of applicants in receipt of regular grants of national assistance was 1,107,199 at the end of August, 1949, and 898,690 at the end of August, 1948; the total amount paid was about £3,835,000 in August, 1949, and £3,370,000 in August, 1948.

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