§ MR. HAZELL (Leicester)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether the Local Government Board will encourage guardians to help liberally the wives and families of Reservists by outdoor relief without offering them the house, and whether he can state what is the maximum weekly amount which can be granted to each wife and child; and whether such grants can be made without involving the recipients in the disabilities of pauperism.
§ *THE SECRETARY TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. T. W. RUSSELL,) (for Mr. CHAPLIN) Tyrone, S.
Boards of guardians are empowered to give outdoor relief to the wives and children of Reservists, where required. The maximum amount is in their own discretion according to the circumstances of each case. The answer to the last paragraph is in the negative.