HC Deb 07 February 1929 vol 224 cc1930-1
29. Colonel APPLIN

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware of the delay of over six weeks that has occurred in setting up the local relief committee at Aberblaengwyn, adopted for relief by Enfield; and whether he will take immediate steps to expedite the setting up of this committee, in order that the relief organised and waiting at Enfield may be put into operation at an early date?


The villages of Abergwynfi and Blaengwynfi, which have been adopted by Enfield, form part of the urban district of Glyncorrwg. A local committee of the Lord Mayor's Fund for this district was formed on 31st January. This committee is now actively engaged, with the assistance of the representatives of the Coalfields Distress Funds organisation at Cardiff, in the work of organising its district, which is expected to be completed within the next few days. Enfield are at present sending contributions direct to the district and have been advised to continue doing so until they are satisfied that the local organisation of the fund is in a position to take over their commitments; but it is hoped that arrangements will then be made, as in other cases of adoption, for contributions from Enfield to be forwarded through the Lord Mayor's Fund.

Colonel APPLIN

May I assure my constituents in Enfield that this committee will be set up within the next few days?


It was set up on 31st January.