HC Deb 07 May 1924 vol 173 cc406-7
52. Mr. ROYCE

asked the Minister of Health if he will inquire whether an understanding exists between the guard- ians and the borough council at Boston by which unemployed married men are being engaged for three days a week at 6s. per day, getting at the end of the week only 18s.; and whether, if it is found, as alleged, that this is the case, he will take steps to provide adequate relief for the unemployed in this area?

The MINISTER of HEALTH (Mr. Wheatley)

I understand that some of the men who were working at the dock under an arrangement made between the guardians and the Boston Corporation and Harbour Commissioners have recently been on short time, earning a net wage of 18s. 10d. per week, but that Poor Law relief has been granted to all the men who applied for further assistance.