HC Deb 14 September 1914 vol 66 c785W

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he can see his way to advise that Nonconformist ministers, representatives of trade unions (including the Agricultural Labourers' Union), co-operative societies, head masters and mistresses of elementary schools, members of urban and rural district councils, and boards of guardians, should be allowed to serve on the distress committees which are being formed?


All the persons named in the question are eligible for inclusion in the local representative committees, and the circulars issued by the Local Government Board, at the instance of the Government Committee, expressly stipulate that representatives of the trade unions, of the local authorities, including boards of guardians, and of philanthropic organisations, should be included. If my hon. Friend has any particular case in mind in which it is considered that a committee is not fully representative, I shall be glad to have inquiry made.