Written Answers. - Expenditure by Public Assistance Authorities.

asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health if he will state (1) the gross expenditure by public assistance authorities, and (2) the total of such expenditure spent on home assistance, for each of the years ended 31st March, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940 and 1941.

The following are the particulars required:—

Year Ended

Total Expenditure by Public Assistance Authorities

Total Expenditure on Home Assistance

£

£

31/3/37

1,992,425

557,418

31/3/38

2,081,373

573,826

31/3/39

2,141,993

564,889

31/3/40

2,234,335

603,427

31/3/41

2,379,342

643,544