HC Deb 08 March 1912 vol 35 cc781-2W

asked the President of the Local Government Board the number of persons in the United Kingdom who were in receipt of indoor and outdoor relief, respectively; and the number of paupers, total, per 1,000 of the population on 1st January, or other date, in the years 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890, 1900, 1905, 1910, and 1912?


I may refer my hon. Friend to the Comparative Statement of Pauperism (Cd. 5454 Session 1910), which gives the information he requires as regards England and Wales down to 1910. The figures for 1912 are not yet available, but I hope to be able to send them to him in the course of a few days. As regards Scotland and Ireland, I must refer my hon. Friend to the Secretary for Scotland and the Chief Secretary for Ireland.