§ Mr. A. Lewis
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance whether he will give the total number of persons in receipt of National Assistance in the county borough of West Ham for a stated date in June, 1951, and June, 1962; how much National Assistance was paid to recipients in those weeks; 110W and to what extent these amounts covered payment for rents in each instance.
§ Mrs. Thatcher
The number of persons in receipt of weekly national assistance allowances in the County Borough of West Ham was 6,173 at 26th June, 1951, and 7,263 at 26th June, 1962. Information is not available in respect of the remainder of the Question.