§ Mr. BARKER
asked the Minister of Health the number of men and the number of women over 70 years of age who are inmates of Poor Law institutions, and the number in receipt of outdoor relief in Great Britain?
§ Mr. WHEATLEY
In England and Wales on the 1st January last, there were 23,423 men and 20,233 women over 70 years of age in receipt of relief in Poor Law institutions. On the same date there were 14,404 men and 22,220 women over 70 years of age in receipt of out-door relief. For figures as to Scotland I would refer my hon. Friend to the Secretary for Scotland.