§ Sir F. WISE
asked the Minister of Transport if he is considering a tunnel
Month and number of weeks in month. Sheffield Union. Ecclesall Bierlow Union. Average number of unemployed persons and their depandents in receipt of outdoor relief. Amount of outdoor relief given to these persons. Average number of unemployed persons and their depandents in receipt of outdoor relief. Amount of outdoor relief given to these persons. 1924. £ £ January (4 weeks) … 28,448 30,475 7,975 7,589 February (4 weeks) … 27,280 27,058 7,579 7,288 March (5 weeks) … 24,211 25,398 6,349 5,763 April (4 weeks) … 22,538 19,013 5,490 4,317 May (5 weeks) … 21,718 21,402 5,079 4,119 June (4 weeks) … 20,479 15,737 4,593 3,362
Mr. C. WILSON
asked the Minister of Health the amount of the consolidated rate in the townships of Sheffield and Ecclesall for the current half-year; and how much of such rate is for ordinary relief, unemployment relief, and other purposes, respectively?
§ Mr. WHEATLEY
The consolidated rates for the current half-year amount for the township of Sheffield to 8s. 2d. in the pound and for the township of Ecclesall to 7s. 8d. in the pound. The rates include 2s. 11d. and 2s. 3d. respectively for the relief of the poor and other expenses of guardians, including relief of the unemployed. As regards the last part of1916W between Gravesend and Tilbury; and, if so, what is the position of the scheme?
§ Mr. GOSLING
An eminent engineer, acting under my instructions, has been for some time past studying the problem of constructing a road tunnel under the Thames between Kent and Essex. As soon as his investigations are completed, the matter will receive my careful consideration.