Written Answers. - Public Assistance Authorities' Expenditure.

asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health if he will state (1) the gross total expenditure by public assistance authorities for the year ended 31st March, 1936, and (2) the total of such expenditure spent on home assistance.

The audit of the accounts of public assistance authorities for this period has not yet been completed; according to returns furnished to the Department the total expenditure from revenue by public assistance authorities for the year ended 31st March, 1936, was £1,958,066; and the total of such expenditure spent on home assistance was £581,119.