HC Deb 03 March 1926 vol 192 cc1456-7W

also asked the Minister of Labour the total sums paid since the Armistice in the relief of unemployed under the headings, out-of-work donation, unemployed benefit, and poor relief?


The total sums paid since the Armistice up to 20th February, 1926, by way of out-of-work donation and unemployment benefit are as follow:

Out-of-Work Donation £62,448,241
Unemployment Benefit £238,453,000
The approximate expenditure for England and Wales by way of domiciliary relief in money or kind to persons ordinarily engaged in some regular occupation and their dependants between the Armistice and 26th December, 1925, was £35,293,000. In the same period the approximate expenditure on outdoor relief to the destitute able-bodied unemployed in Scotland was £4,271,000.