HC Deb 30 November 1920 vol 135 cc1144-5W

asked the Minister of Health the average cost of maintenance of paupers per head in September, 1914, and September, 1920?


The figures for the particular months referred to are not available, but the average annual cost per person in receipt of relief (other than relief in a lunatic asylum) in England and Wales was in the year ended March, 1915, £8 5s. 5¾d. in the case of domiciliary relief, and £36 4s. 10d. in the case of institutional relief. The corresponding figures for the year ended March, 1919, were £13 4s. 11d. and £58 12s. 5d. It is anticipated that the figures for the current year will show a considerable increase.