§ Mr. R. YOUNG
asked the Minister of Labour whether he has received any communication from the Haydock Urban District Council regarding the inconvenience and expense caused to unemployed persons in that township having to travel to Ashton-in-Makerfield, Earlestown and St. Helens Employment Exchanges; and whether he proposes to take steps to open an exchange of a permanent or temporary character to meet the requirements of the district referred to?
§ Sir A. STEEL-MAITLAND
Yes, Sir. I understand that the Haydock claimants number at present about 160 and that they are resident not more than 2½ miles from one or other of the three exchanges mentioned. In the circumstances, I do not consider that the expense of opening an office in the Haydock district would be justified.