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?
§ Sir A. STEEL-MAITLAND
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:
The approximate expenditure for England and Wales by way of domiciliary 1457W 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.
Out-of-Work Donation … £62,448,241 Unemployment Benefit … £238,453,000