HC Deb 03 December 1908 vol 197 c1631

To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether any application has been made to his Board by the town council of Wimbledon for sanction to appoint a distress committee; and, if so, whether he can state the nature of the reply given.

(Answered by Mr. John Burns.) No actual application for the establishment of a distress committee has been made by the town council of Wimbledon this winter, but they have applied for a contribution from the Parliamentary grant. I wrote on 4th November, asking for particulars of unemployment, schemes of work, etc., but I have not so far received any reply beyond an acknowledgment.