§ Mr. Peake
At the dates nearest to 1st November for which information is available, the following numbers of regular weekly assistance grants were being paid in the area served by the offices of the National Assistance Board in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Number of grants 30th October, 1951 … 16,521 28th October, 1952 … 18,142 27th October, 1953 … 18,532 26th October, 1954 … 18,700
The area served by the Newcastle offices extends beyond the county borough and has a population about 23 per cent. greater than that of the county borough.
2. The last figure is partly estimated. It includes an estimated number of Newcastle cases dealt with since 3rd May by a new office at Wallsend.