§ MR. PIKE PEASE (Darlington)
To ask the President of the Local Government Board what was the number of able-bodied male paupers of all ages receiving outdoor relief, single and married, respectively; and also the number of females, single and married, respectively, in January, 1907, and July, 1907.
(Answered by Mr. John Burns.) In the half-yearly returns for the 1st January and 1st July, only paupers of sixteen years and upwards are classified according to their personal condition. Moreover the July returns do not distinguish 297 between married persons and others. The numbers of the classes referred to,
|1st January.||1st July.|
|Ordinary able-bodied males receiving outdoor relief||Married men relieved with wives||12,048||12,244|
|Ordinarily able-bodied females receiving outdoor relief||Wives relieved with their husbands||18,694||49,199|
§ The above numbers include a large number of paupers who, while ordinarily able bodied, received relief on account of sick ness or temporary disability. The memorandum prefixed to the Parliamentary Return for the 1st January, 1907 (108, of 1907) explains the method of classification of male and female paupers, including the division between the able-bodied and the not able bodied.