Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Home Assistance Recipients.

asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health if he will state the number of persons in receipt of home assistance at the end of each of the financial years, 1929-1930 to 1942-1943 inclusive.

The information is in the form of a tabular statement, which will be circulated with the Official Report:.

Following is the statement:—

1929-30

70,325

1930-31

77,474

1931-32

90,724

1932-33

126,035

1933-34

139,277

1934-35

84,489

1935-36

82,415

1936-37

79,103

1937-38

75,953

1938-39

81,070

1939-40

89,511

1940-41

93,400

1941-42

84,876

1942-43

79,500 (approx.)

The figures for the complete year 1942-43 are not yet available. On the 27th March, 1943, the number was 79,524.