§ Mr. GILL (for Mr. Hodge)
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he could give the number of applicants for appointments to the. Labour Exchanges and sub-offices which are opened or to be opened, and who were selected by the Committee of Selection from which the 250 managers were selected?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Tennant)
The total number of applications received from males for positions in connection with Labour Exchanges was 13,078, up to the date of the Selection Committee's Report.
§ Mr. JOHN O'DONNELL
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will take any steps to have one of the Labour Exchange inspectors or officials 1865 visit Galway with a view to ascertaining the number of persons there who are unemployed, and of making arrangements to have their names registered without delay; and whether, considering that Galway is the largest and most populous town in the province of Connaught, he will establish a Labour Exchange there and enable the poor people who so much need remunerative work to take advantage of the law passed for the purpose of bringing them relief?
§ Mr. TENNANT
The claims of Galway are being considered in connection with the general question of the extension of the Labour Exchanges in Ireland.