§ 48. Sir HARRY BRITTAIN
asked the Minister of Health whether he has any information from his inspectors as to the number of women and children in the mining areas who are dependent upon out-of-work miners, and as to the sufficiency of the assistance which they are receiving; and, if so, whether he will lay such information upon the Table of the House?
§ The MINISTER OF HEALTH (Mr. Chamberlain)
No, Sir. Statistics on the point raised by my hon. Friend are not available. But as I have already informed the House an investigation into the circumstances is now being made by officers of my Department. As regards persons in receipt of Poor Relief, the latest information is contained in the published statement showing the number of persons in receipt of Poor Law relief in the quarter ending in September, 1928, of which I will send my hon. Friend a copy.