§ Mr. PETO
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that a Labour Bureau Tent was erected on the fair ground at Weyhill on 10th October; how many officials were in charge of it and how many persons applied for employment; whether he is aware that a Labour Bureau Tent was erected on the fair ground at Devizes on 20th October and three officials from Salisbury were in charge of it, and how many persons applied for employment; and whether he can state the approximate cost incurred on each occasion?
Tents for Labour Exchange purposes were erected as an experiment at the Devizes and Weyhill Fairs. In each case the work was undertaken by the officers of the Salisbury Exchange, and there were six applicants for employment at Devizes and twelve at Weyhill. The experiment in question was made in view of the successful results obtained by similar means elsewhere in order to bring the advantages of the Labour Exchanges to the notice of the agricultural community. The cost cannot be separated from the general cost of the Labour Exchanges.