HC Deb 18 October 1912 vol 42 cc1602-3W

asked the Secretary to the Board of Trade whether he has seen the resolution passed by the Dublin Trades Council protesting against the delay in commencing the buildings for the accommodation of the Labour Bureaux of that city; whether any steps have been taken to put the matter in hand; and whether he is aware that the present offices are unsuitable for the work of the Exchange owing to their congestion, and that private offices have had to be taken in private houses in other parts of the city to house some of the officers of the Exchange?


I have not yet seen the resolution referred to. As I have already informed the House, plans for the building have been completed, but I regret to say that the negotiations with the landlord who was to erect the building have not yet been concluded. In view of the additional work entailed by the administration of Part II. of the National Insurance Act it has been necessary to take offices in another part of the town to house the divisional office staff. This is, however, a temporary arrangement which will be terminated as soon as the proposed building is ready.