HC Deb 23 November 1926 vol 200 cc219-20W

asked the Minister of Health the number of persons relieved in Greenwich, Bermondsey, Southwark, Camberwell, Lambeth, Stepney, Poplar, Bethnal Green, and Shoreditch who were returned as unemployed; and what percentage these numbers were of the persons receiving out-relief?


The average numbers of persons ordinarily engaged in some regular occupation (and the wives and dependent children of those persons) who were granted out-relief during the five weeks ending 30th October, 1926, by the guardians of the unions and parishes mentioned, and the proportion which these numbers bear to the average numbers of all persons (and their dependants) in receipt of out-relief during that period are shown below. The numbers given in column 2 include an unknown number of persons relieved for some cause other than unemployment, for example, sickness:

Union or Parish. Persona ordinarily engaged in some regular occupation and wives and children of such persons. Average numbers in receipt of out-relief. Percentage which the average numbers in Column 2 bear to the average numbers of all persons in the Union or Parish in receipt of out-relief.
1. 2. 3.
Greenwich 8,845 65
Bermondsey 10,773 67
South wark 6,202 61
Camberwell 5,351 46
Lambeth 3,051 45
Stepney 11,632 64
Poplar 21,330 74
Bethnal Green 8,781 79
Shoreditch 5,470 69