Oral Answers to Questions — Poor Law Relief.

– in the House of Commons at on 8 November 1933.

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Photo of Mr Tom Smith Mr Tom Smith , Normanton


asked the Minister of Health the total number of people receiving relief on the latest available date in October, 1933, and similar figures for 1932?

Photo of Mr Geoffrey Shakespeare Mr Geoffrey Shakespeare , Norwich

The number of persons, men, women and children, in receipt of poor relief in England and Wales, excluding rate-aided patients in mental hospitals, persons in receipt of domiciliary medical relief only, and casuals, on Saturday, 21st October, 1933, was 1,290,345. The corresponding figure for Saturday, 22nd October, 1932, was 1,236,983.