§ Sir W. de FRECE
asked the Minister of Health the total amount of money expended by the Poor Law and/or public assistance authorities in England and Wales for the years 1929 and 1930; and what proportions of this amount were contributed by local rates?
§ Mr. GREENWOOD
The amount expended by Poor Law authorities in England and Wales during the financial year ended 31st March, 1929, on relief of the poor and purposes connected therewith (other than out of loans for capital purposes) was £39,670,895, of which about 84 per cent. was payable out of rates. The corresponding figures for the financial year ended 31st March, 1930, are estimated to be £39,250,000 and 81 per cent.