§ Mr. LANSBURY
asked the Minister of Labour how many schemes of work assisted by Government grants have been completed during the four months from 1st December to 31st March, and the number of men discharged as a result of the completion of such work; how many new schemes of work have been put in hand during the same period: the num- 2260W ber of men employed; the period of their employment; the total number of men at present employed on relief schemes of all kinds; and the number employed on the same date a year ago?
§ Sir A. STEEL-MAITLAND
Notification of the commencement and termination of schemes of work for the relief of unemployment is not received from local authorities, nor are figures available of the number of men employed on individual schemes of work, consequently, I am afraid the greater part of the information requested is not available. The total of men directly employed on State-aided schemes for relief of unemployment was 95,619 on the 29th February, 1924, and 117,963 on the 28th February, 1925, the latest date for which full figures are yet available.