HC Deb 17 November 1908 vol 196 c1024
MR. BEAUMONT (Sussex, Eastbourne)

To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he can hold out any hope of its being possible for him to make immediate grants from the fund at his disposal for the unemployed to those towns, not being county boroughs, and districts where there is no distress committee appointed under the Unemployed Workmen Act. 1905 but where there is a relief committee known as the mayor's committee.

(Answered by Mr. John Burns.) The grant is voted for expenses under the Act, and consequently payments from it can only be made where a central body or distress committee have been set up under the Act.