§ Colonel DAY
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether he is aware of the amount of ordinary maintenance work still outstanding on public buildings; and, in view of the condition of many public offices and buildings, will he, in view of the present unemployment, consider the advisability of proceeding with this work?
CLAIMS referred to, and allowed or rejected by, the Local Employment Committee of the Borough Employment Exchange. I. Period. Total Cases Referred. Number Allowed. Number Rejected. 3rd November, 1921, to 5th April, 1922 (2nd Special Period). 35,968 32,011 3,967 6th April, 1922, to 1st November, 1922 (3rd Special Period). 31,665 25,250 6,415 2nd November, 1922, to 17th October, 1923 (4th Special Period). 23,442 20,014 3,428 18th October, 1923, to 31st July, 1924 (1st Benefit Year). 20,527 17,052 3,475 1st August, 1924, to 12th January, 1925 (Ind. Benefit Year). 16,463 12,312 4,151
The programme of maintenance work on public buildings in the charge of the First Commissioner of Works for 1925–26 has been prepared after careful consideration of all the requirements. This programme, which is considered adequate, will be put into execution at an early date.