§ Lieut.-Colonel WILLEY
asked the Minister of Labour to state the total amount paid in out-of-work donation in the city of Lincoln to date, and the number of men drawing out-of-work pay on 1st February, 1921, and 1st February, 1922, in that city?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
The total amount paid in out-of-work donation in the city of Lincoln since the Armistice is about £88,000. Over and above this sum, £116,000 has been paid at the Lincoln Employment Exchange by way of un- 1547W employment benefit since the 8th November, 1920, when Unemployment Insurance was extended to cover the bulk of the industrial population. On 4th February, 1921, there were 706 men drawing donation and 3,943 drawing benefit. On 7th February, 1922, there were 7,062 drawing benefit and none in receipt of donation.