HC Deb 26 October 1908 vol 194 c1614

I beg to ask the Prime Minister whether the Government has considered and decided upon any means whereby unemployed women may benefit under the Government's proposals; and whether any restraints previously imposed on local authorities in respect to women's work will be discontinued.


It is competent for the distress committee for any district in which there is exceptional distress to submit a scheme of work for unemployed women to the Local Government Board, who will be prepared to consider it. No special restrictions have been imposed in respect of such schemes, and the Board have already made a payment this year from the grant in respect of a scheme of women's work in London.