HC Deb 12 December 1928 vol 223 cc2154-5W
Viscountess ASTOR

asked the Minister of Health what amount the Poor Law authorities have spent for each of the last three years for which figures are available on such treatment of the sick as will be transferred to the public health authorities under the Local Government Bill?


I am afraid that exact figures are not available, but the approximate expenditure of Poor Law authorities on the services mentioned in the question was £9,150,000, £9,530,000 and £10,160,000 in the years 1924–25, 1925–26 and 1926–27, respectively. These figures include expenditure on the maintenance of persons in Poor Law institutions, for persons suffering from disease of body or mind and in the sick and infirm wards of other Poor Law institutions, and on domiciliary medical relief.


asked the Minister of Health the total amount expended during each of the last seven years in the Lincoln Poor Law union on special unemployment relief and Poor Law purposes other than special unemployment relief; and whether he can show separately the amount for each purpose spent in that part of the union which consists of areas other than the county borough of Lincoln?


The following statement gives the information asked for by the hon. Member so far as it is available:

Year ended 31st March. Amount expended on Poor Law relief in the Lincoln Poor Law Union
On Out-relief in money and kind to persons ordinarily engaged in some regular occupation and their dependants. On all other purposes.
£ £ £
1922 104,812*
1923 79,446 69,107
1924 46,138 68,414
1925 24,207 75,792
1926 22,411 76,856
1927 33,982 81,642
1928 34,023 81,688
* The charge for this year cannot be divided as in later years. As regards the last part of the question it is only possible to state that of the persons in receipt of Poor Law relief on Saturday, the 29th September, 1928,11 per cent, will be assignable by reason of residence to the part of the Union outside the County Borough