§ 1. Mr. DAY
asked the Minister of Labour whether his Department are still endeavouring to promote industrial transference by arranging for unemployed persons who reside in depressed areas to be transferred elsewhere; what have been the results of these transferences during the last six months of which he has records; and will he give particulars?
§ The MINISTER of LABOUR (Mr. Ernest Brown)
It is our object to continue and improve as far as possible the arrangements for giving to unemployed persons in the depressed areas an opportunity to share in the openings for employment elsewhere. During the six months ended February, 1936, a total of 16,494 persons—made up of 8,332 men, 2,345 women and 5,817 boys and girls—were placed in employment elsewhere. During the same period 3,299 household removals were completed. These are the highest figures so far. Further particulars will be found in the Annual Report of the Ministry for 1935.