§ 55. Mr. H. G. WILLIAMS
asked the Minister of Health what proportion of 1364 the persons, other than dependants, in receipt of poor relief are over the age of 65?
§ Sir K. WOOD
On 1st January, 1936, the proportion of the total number of men and women in receipt of poor relief (excluding rate-aided patients in mental hospitals) who were over 65 years of age was 31 per cent. The figure for men and women, excluding dependent wives, is not available, but the corresponding proportion for men only was 34 per cent.