HC Deb 06 April 1939 vol 345 c2963
7. Mr. Day

asked the Minister of Labour the number of persons under the ages of 18 years who have been transferred from distressed areas to the Borough of Southwark for the 12 months ended the last convenient date; and whether employment has been found for these persons?

Mr. E. Brown

As I explained in reply to a question put by the hon. Member on 8th December, 1938, particulars with regard to the number of persons transferred to the Borough of Southwark are not available. During the calendar year 1938, 2,443 persons under the age of 18 years were transferred to the Metropolitan area with assistance under the Industrial Transference Scheme, all of whom were placed in employment.

Mr. Day

Has the right hon. Gentleman any record to show the number of persons transferred and whether warrants are given those who become unemployed?

Mr. Brown

We follow the normal practice.