§ MR. GEORGE ROBERTS (Norwich)
To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he will consider the advisability of simplifying and rendering less inquisitorial the questions put to applicants for work under the Unemployed Workmen Act.
(Answered by Mr. John Burns.) I considered this matter shortly after I became President of the Local Government Board, and I caused the questions to be put to applicants for work to be modified. I do not think that any further modification is required. It is necessary that particulars should be supplied in some detail to the distress committees to enable them to discharge 49 the duty imposed on them of discriminating between applications made to them.