§ SIR A. SPICER (Hackney, Central)
To ask the President of the Local Government Board if he will state, in connection with the money allocated to London out of the grant of£200,000 voted by Parliament for contributions in aid of expenses under the Unemployed Workmen's Act, 1905, the number of men helped, the numbers in each branch of trade, the rate of wages paid, and the duration of employment.
(Answered by Mr. John Burns.) I understand that the number of men assisted out of the money received by the Central (Unemployed) Body for London from the grant, between 10th November, 1906, and 31st March, 1907, was 2,821. 8 The exact figures as to the trades in which the men are usually employed cannot at present be given. The wages paid have varied from 20s. to 21s. per week, and the average duration of the employment on the various works has varied from four weeks to eight and a half weeks.