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Relief

Volume 236: debated on Thursday 6 March 1930

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56.

asked the Minister of Health the total amount of money paid for outdoor relief in Great Britain and Northern Ireland?

The total cost of outdoor Poor Law relief in England and Wales during the financial year ended 31st March, 1929, amounted to £15,499,129, including £13,470,845 out-relief given in money and kind. With regard to Scotland, my hon. Friend should address a question to the Secretary of State for Scotland. As regards Northern Ireland, this service is administered by the Government of Northern Ireland, and I have no information on the subject.

Can my right hon. Friend give the figures at some future date with regard to the amount paid in Northern Ireland?

Could the right hon. Gentleman tell us whether these figures have been increased since the Government took office?

57.

asked the Minister of Health the total amount of money paid for indoor relief in Great Britain and Northern Ireland for the year ending 1929?

The total cost of indoor Poor Law relief in England and Wales during the financial year ended 31st March, 1929, amounted to £23,406,692, including £6,230,043 in respect of the maintenance of lunatics in county and borough asylums. With regard to Scotland, my hon. Friend should address a question to the Secretary of State for Scotland. As regards Northern Ireland, this service is administered by the Government of Northern Ireland and I have not information on the subject.