Mr. C. WILSON
asked the Minister of Labour the number of unemployed young persons of each sex who are attending educational classes in Sheffield; what the hours of the classes are; how many of such young persons are attending classes two, three, and four miles from their homes; whether any provision is made of suitable places for meals; and whether, in the case of those travelling long distances, any arrangements exist for reduced rail or tramway fares?
§ Mr. BETTERTON
At the present time, 161 boys and 221 girls are attending the Sheffield Juvenile Unemployment Centres. The boys normally attend from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and from 2 p.m. to 4.30 p.m., and the girls from 9.30 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1.30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Of the boys, 151 live two miles or less from the Centre, and 10 between two and four miles. Of the girls, 152 live two miles or less from the Centre and 69 between two and four miles. Boys and girls who live more than two miles from the Centre attend on three days a week, the remainder on five days a week. In the case both of boys and girls a classroom is set aside in which meals may be taken. No special arrangements are in force for reduced rail or tramway fares.
Month. Total cost of out-relief in money and kind. 1925. 1927. £ £ January … … … … (5weeks) 53,520 (5weeks) 153,677 February … … … … (4weeks) 43,047 (4weeks) 95,242 March … … … … (4weeks) 46,622 (4wesks) 92,934 April … … … … (4weeks) 47,420 (5weeks) 117,505 May … … … … (5weeks) 64,989 (4weeks) 94,451 June … … … … (4weeks) 59,428 Figure not yet available.