HC Deb 20 January 1959 vol 598 cc1-2W
7. Mr. C. Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the average weekly sum distributed to the poor by way of outdoor relief by the St. Helena Poor Relief Board, and the average weekly numbers of beneficiaries.

Mr. Amery

From April to November, 1958, the average weekly expenditure on outdoor relief was£22 13s. In addition there are outgoings on rent assistance, on the remission of rates, and, in a few special cases, on groceries. The last available figure for the average weekly number of beneficiaries is 85.

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