HC Deb 03 November 1909 vol 12 cc1970-1W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he is aware of the number of unemployed persons and of the distress prevailing in Dublin City; whether he can state what the Government intend to propose as a remedy; and whether he will advise an immediate and sufficient grant to the distress committee and a further grant to the vacant land committee, who have undertaken a similar work to that which has been successfully carried out in and about London and other places?


The Poor Relief Statistics do not indicate the prevalence of exceptional distress in Dublin, and, so far, no official application has been made to the Local Government Board for funds by the Dublin Distress Committee.