HC Deb 27 November 1908 vol 197 c941
MR. BELL (Derby)

To ask the President of the Local Government Board if he can state when the distress committee was formed in Barrow-in-Furness; how many unemployed workmen had registered their names on the unemployed register; when did the distress committee apply for a grant from the Government's unemployed fund; when was the grant made; and for how much.

(Answered by Mr. John Burns.) The official papers relating to this matter are in the hands of my inspector who is holding an inquiry to-day at Barrow and I cannot therefore give precise replies to ell these Questions. I may say, however, that the distress committee was formed in 1905, that the number of registered applicants on 9th November was 1,757, and that on the 14th instant a payment of £500 was made to the committee, and a similar payment on the 16th.