§ 60. Captain Pilkington
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance what was the number of people drawing National Assistance for each year since the war.
§ Captain Pilkington
Could my right hon. Friend convey that information to right hon. and hon. Gentlemen opposite so that they can use it in the Election?
§ Following is the answer:
§ The number of persons receiving regular weekly national assistance grants at the end of July, 1948, at the end of that and each subsequent year, and on the latest date for which information is available were:
|29th March, 1955||…||1,807,000|
§ 62. Lieut.-Colonel Lipton
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance how many persons were receiving regular weekly payments of National Assistance in the inner London region in March. 1954, and March, 1955, respectively.
§ Lieut-Colonel Lipton
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that although that represents a reduction as compared with March, 1954, it still leaves 18,000 more people in the London area drawing National Assistance than in March, 1952?