§ Mr. WHITELEY
asked the Minister of Labour what number of persons on the Exchange Registers in the Blaydon and Dunston districts were engaged in relief work on 31st December, 1921, 31st December, 1922, and 28th February, 1923?
§ Sir M. BARLOW
The number of persons on the Employment Exchange registers in the Blaydon and Dunston districts engaged on relief work were as follow:
Blaydon. Dunston. 31st December, 1921 — — 31st December, 1922 — 23 28th February, 1923 35 13
It is customary to spread out the available relief work by the employment of men in shifts, and the numbers actually engaged on these days do not necessarily represent the numbers in the localities to whom relief work has given an opportunity of employment.