§ MR. CLYNES
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.