§ MR. LEVERTON HARRIS (Tower Hamlets, Stepney)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board what number of unemployed have been registered with the distress committees of London up to the present time; and for how many has work been found.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. JOHN BURNS, Battersea)
The number of the unemployed registered with the distress committees in London up to the 5th instant was 38,678. The number employed on work provided or aided by the Central (Unemployed) Body up to date is 4,185. In addition, I find from some inquiries I have made that at the beginning of the month upwards of 465 3,200 men had been provided with work by certain of the metropolitan borough councils.
§ MR. LEVERTON HARRIS
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board how many persons are registered as unemployed in the borough of Stepney at the present time; how many were registered at the same date last year; and for how many has work been already provided.
§ MR. JOHN BURNS
The number of persons registered as unemployed in the borough of Stepney on the 8th instant was 1,427. The number for whom work has been provided is 244. The number registered at the same date last year was 270.