§ Mr. C. BATHURST
asked the President of the Local Government Board how much public money was expended during the last financial year upon providing employment for the unemployed, and from what sources was it derived?
§ Mr. BURNS
Of the £100,000 voted by Parliament for the purposes of the Unemployed Workmen Act during the last financial year the sum of £77,671 was distributed in England and Wales to the Central (Unemployed) Body for London and the Distress Committees outside London. I am not yet in possession of information as to the amount raised by rates for the purposes of the Act. In addition to the sum above-mentioned, I sanctioned loans during the year to the amount of £294,565 in respect of permanent works undertaken by local authorities which would assist in providing work for the on employed.