National Assistance

Oral Answers to Questions — National Insurance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 25 October 1949.

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Photo of Sir John Foster Sir John Foster , Northwich 12:00, 25 October 1949

asked the Minister of National Insurance what was the number of persons receiving public assistance in the months of August, 1949, and August, 1948, respectively; and the total amounts paid in each of these months.

Photo of Mr Thomas Steele Mr Thomas Steele , Lanark

The number of applicants in receipt of regular grants of national assistance was 1,107,199 at the end of August, 1949, and 898,690 at the end of August, 1948; the total amount paid was about £3,835,000 in August, 1949, and £3,370,000 in August, 1948.