§ Mr. Lansbury
asked the Minister of Health how many able-bodied persons were in receipt of public assistance from the London County Council on 31st March 1936, 1937, 1938, and 1939, or nearest convenient date?
§ Mr. Elliot
Statistical information in the exact form desired by the right hon. Gentleman is not available, but the average number of persons (excluding dependants) ordinarily engaged in some regular occupation who were in receipt of out-relief on account of unemployment from the London County Council in March 1939, was 1,204. The corresponding figure for March, 1938, was 1,126. I regret that the information for the earlier years is not available.