HC Deb 09 December 1908 vol 198 c466

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he has received a resolution from the Longton Town Council, supporting the proposals contained in the Unemployed Workmen Bill, 1908, and requesting that his Department should give immediate facilities for passing a similar Bill into law; and whether he has received resolutions similar in character from other local bodies; and, if so, how many.


I do not find that I have received any resolution passed by the Longton Town Council with reference to the Unemployed Workmen Hill, 1908, or that resolutions from other local bodies have reached me referring specifically to this measure. I have, however, received resolutions from five town councils, twenty-one urban district councils, five rural district councils, four boards of guardians, and five distress committees in support of the Unemployed Workmen Bill introduced by the hon. Member for Leicester in 1907, and several of these refer to any other measure dealing with the same matter.