§ MR. GEORGE ROBERTS (Norwich)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware that 962 unemployed persons have registered with the Norwich Distress Committee, of whom 692 are qualified for assistance under the Unemployed Workmen Act; that these figures do not fully represent the number of unemployed 1515 within the city; that work can be provided by the distress committee in co-operation with the corporation provided funds are available; whether he has received an application for a share of the grant of £200,000; if so, is he acceding to such request; and will he state what sum is to be thus allocated.
§ MR. JOHN BURNS
I am aware of the facts stated. The distress committee have applied for a share of the Grant, and I have asked for certain information which is necessary to enable me to deal with the application. As soon as this is furnished I hope to come to a decision with regard to it.