HC Deb 22 February 1911 vol 21 cc1899-900

asked the President of the Local Government Board, whether he had received any request from the Corporation or Distress Committee of Stoke-upon-Trent for assistance from the Unemployed Grant to carry out schemes for the benefit of the unemployed within their area; and what action, if any, he had taken in the matter?


Four schemes of work were submitted to me by the Distress Committee of Stoke-upon-Trent, to be carried out partly by means of loans and partly by payments out of the Parliamentary Grant. A loan of £4,150 was sanctioned for recreation ground purposes in connection with one of these schemes, and a payment was made of £200, the amount asked for by the Distress Committee as a contribution from the Parliamentary Grant. As re- gards the three other schemes, no application for sanction to loans has yet been received.