HC Deb 12 November 1908 vol 196 c541

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether the West Ham Distress Committee received any grant from the £300,000 granted by the Government to assist the unemployed for the year ending 1908–9.


It has not at present been necessary for a payment to be made to the distress committee out of the Grant for 1908–9, as they have in hand a considerable balance from the Grant for 1907–8. I have already authorised the appropriation of £1,520 from this balance towards works upon which men registered with the distress committee will be employed, and I hope to be able to assent to further appropriations very shortly.