HC Deb 13 July 1917 vol 95 c2283
14. Mr. FIELD

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland how many Dublin men have been provided with employment; and whether he has any definite plan to enable the labourers in the city, who have mainly lost their positions through restrictions on industry, to obtain work?


Since the middle of January 5,469 persons from Dublin have been placed by the Employment Exchanges, 1,818 locally and 3,651 in other districts, and the National Service Department has found employment for 100 men. The various agencies which are at work and the facilities which have been given for rebuilding the area ruined in the rebellion and for housing works of the corporation are, I hope, affording openings for labour sufficient to meet all requirements.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there is still a large number of men unemployed, and that the Government are not making sufficient endeavour to find employment?


I could tell the hon. Member some facts about that matter which would show him that he has not quite got the whole story.

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