HC Deb 22 May 1928 vol 217 c1716W

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what were the total sums expended by parish councils in Scotland during 1925, 1926 and 1927, respectively, on relief of the able-bodied unemployed?


The total sums expended on relief to the able-bodied unemployed by parish councils in Scotland during the years ended 15th May, 1925, 1926 and 1927 were:

Year ended Outdoor. Indoor. Total.
£ £ £
15th May, 1925 638,766 13,815 652,581
15th May, 1926 961,827 19,671 981,498
15th May, 1927 1,583,439 25,789 1,609,228

The total sums expended in the year 1926–27 on relief to miners' families during the coal stoppage was £698,405, of which £698,304 was in respect of outdoor relief and £101 in respect of indoor relief. These figures are additional to the able-bodied unemployed figures.