§ MR. MOND
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he can state what is the number of 874 central bodies, county councils or borough councils, which have collected information respecting the condition of labour within their area, in accordance with the Unemployed Relief Act, 1905; and whether the information thus collected could be made available to Members of the House by means of a Return.
I beg also to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he can state what is the number of central bodies, county boroughs, or county councils who have established and taken over, or are assisting, labour exchanges and unemployment registries, in accordance with the Unemployed Relief Act, 1905.
§ MR. JOHN BURNS
The latest complete Returns that I have received of the proceedings of distress committees in England and Wales, and of the Central (Unemployed) Body for Loudon under the Unemployed Workmen Act, 1905, relate to the year ended March last. The Parliamentary Paper in which they are summarised is No. 173 of session 1908. In that Paper my hon. friend will find an account of the action taken as regards labour exchanges and unemployment registries, and descriptions of the conditions of labour during the year furnished by the local authorities of many towns.