HC Deb 09 December 1908 vol 198 cc465-6

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he has received an application from the town council of Stoke-on-Trent to reconsider his refusal to allow such council to establish a distress committee under the Unemployed Workmen Act; and, if so, what action, if any, he proposes to take in the matter.


I am in communication with the town council on the subject. I caused a letter to be written to them on the 5th instant, asking what works they have in hand upon which, if a distress committee were established, men registered under the Act could be given employment, and I am now awaiting their reply.