HC Deb 23 September 1909 vol 11 c608

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he can state the position of the present officials of distress committees appointed under the Unemployed Workmen Act, so far as appointments under the Labour Exchanges Act are concerned?


The qualifications of officials of distress committees will be carefully considered with those of other candidates.


asked if the right hon. Gentleman is yet in a position to state the number of Labour Exchanges it is proposed to set up under the heads A, B, C, and the towns in which such Exchanges will be located?


The number and allocation of Labour Exchanges of the various grades to be established is not yet finally decided, but so far as can be foreseen at present the number of Class A Exchanges will be from 30 to 35, and of Class B Exchanges somewhat larger. Ultimately there will also be a considerable number of smaller Exchanges, sub-offices, and waiting rooms. As a general rule towns with over 100,000 inhabitants will have a Class A Exchange.