§ Old age pensioners in receipt of Poor Relief.
§ The number of old age pensioners in receipt of Poor Relief in Scotland during the week ending nth March, 1939, was 42,387. Of this number 1,907 were in receipt of relief in institutions and 40,480 were in receipt of outdoor relief.
§ The following statement shows for each county and large burgh in Scotland (i) the number of old age pensioners in receipt of outdoor poor relief during the week ending nth March, 1939, (ii) the number of dependants of those persons, (iii) the total cost of outdoor relief in money and kind granted to those old age pensioners and their dependants during that week and (iv) certain other particulars.3001W
|—||Week ending 11th March, 1939||Estimated annual cost of outdoor relief in money or in kind to old age pensioners and their dependants falling to be met out of rates and the Block Grants.|
|Number of old age pensioners to whom outdoor relief in money and kind was granted during the week||Number of dependants of persons in Col. 1 other than those who are them-selves in receipt of old age pensions||Total cost of outdoor relief in money or in kind granted to persons accounted for in Cols. 2 & 3||Amount||Equivalent rate in the pound|
|Moray & Nairn||210||71||71||3,702||8.0|
|Perth & Kinross||271||39||65||3,389||1.6|
|Ross & Cromarty||182||59||42||2,190||4.1|
|Motherwell & Wishaw||660||172||234||12,201||6.9|
§ *For the purposes of the estimates in Cols. 5 and 6 it has been assumed that the weekly cost of outdoor relief to old age pensioners and their dependants, as shown by the figures relating to the week ending 11th March, 1939, represents a true average of the weekly cost throughout a period of twelve months. In point of fact, the outdoor relief granted during that week to the household of an old age pensioner often included an extra winter allowance. It is estimated that the actual annual cost of outdoor relief to old age pensioners and their dependants in Scotland is in the region of £ 770,000.