HC Deb 06 June 1928 vol 218 cc165-6
6. Mr. LUNN

asked the Minister of Labour what is the amount allocated by the Unemployment Grants Committee during the present year; how many unemployed persons have been found work as a result; and whether the Government have approved any scheme for providing work in the immediate future for the unemployed?


Since the 1st January, 1928, the Unemployment Grants Committee have approved schemes estimated to cost £201,465 and to provide 8,652 man-months' employment. As regards the last part of the question, the Committee will continue to give consideration to schemes submitted to them by local authorities on the lines mentioned in the Committee's circular of the I5th December, 1925.


Is the provision of work for nine months, for 8,000 people, the sum total of the Government's effort to carry out the promise made by the Prime Minister when he said that the primary duty of ally Government was to solve the problem of unemployment?


I think that is a matter for Debate.