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Poor Law Relief (Ireland)

Volume 178: debated on Tuesday 16 July 1907

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Return ordered, "showing for each Poor Law Union in Ireland—

  • (1)The number of men, women, and children, respectively (excluding tramp night lodgers), who were in receipt of Poor Law Relief at any time during the year ending the 31st day of March, 1908;
  • (2)The number of such men, women, and children, respectively, who were: (a) persons relieved singly; (b) heads of families; (c) dependants of paupers;
  • (3)The number of such men, women, and children, respectively, who received: (a) indoor relief only; (b) outdoor relief only; (c) both in door and outdoor relief;
  • (4)The total number of persons included in (1), classified according to the aggregate length of time during which they received relief; and
  • (5)The number of persons in each of the classes indicated in (4), reclassified according to the number of times on which relief was granted."— (Mr. Birrell.)