§ Captain MURRAY
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he can supply a statement showing for the county of Kincardineshire the population (1911 Census); the number of old age pensioners on the last Fridays in March, 1911, 1912, and 1913; the number of old age pensioners per 1,000 (1911 figures) of the total population and of the population of seventy years of age and over, respectively; the approximate amount produced by a 1d. rate; the approximate annual cost of pensions; the approximate rate which would be required if pensions were a local charge; and the number of persons over seventy years of age, excluding lunatics in asylums, etc., in receipt of indoor and outdoor relief, respectively, on the 15th January, 1909, and the 15th January, 1913?
Mr. McKINNON WOOD
The population of the county of Kincardine according to the 1911 Census was 29,580. I am informed that the numbers of old age pensioners in the county on the last Fridays in March, 1911, 1912, and 1913 were 924, 935, and 974, respectively. The number for 1911 represents 31.24 per thousand of the total population, and 570.37 per thousand of the population of seventy years of age and over. The approximate cost of pensions in 1913 was £12,378. The amount produced by a 1d. rate in the county if levied on gross rental would be £1,036. The rate required to raise £12,378 (the approximate amount of the pensions) would be approximately 1s. per £ on the gross rental. The numbers of persons over seventy years of 63W age in receipt of indoor and outdoor relief, respectively, at the dates mentioned were:—
15th Jan. 1909. 15th Jan 1913. Indoor … … 19 … … 16 Outdoor … … 91 … … 9* * Includes five old age pensioners in receipt of medical relief.