§ 6. Mr. PALIN
asked the Minister of Labour how many people are being employed on schemes put forward by the Newcastle City Council in the way of relief work; also as to whether special consideration is given to those people who have been unemployed for long periods; and whether any preference is given to them?
§ Miss BONDFIELD
The number of men at present employed on schemes put forward by the Newcastle City Council for the relief of unemployment is 155. In selecting men from the unemployed register for these works special preference, by arrangement with the City Council, is given to married men and single men with dependants according to the length of their unemployment.