§ Mr. W. BAKER
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that, while there are 18,000 unemployed in Bristol, only 544 men are being employed on relief works; and whether he will urge the Unemployment Grants Committee and the Ministry of Transport to consider the 588W possibility of further grants to enable the City of Bristol to extend its relief schemes?
§ Sir A. STEEL-MAITLAND
On the 20th June, 1927, 10,862 men were registered as unemployed at the Exchanges in Bristol, including Avoamouth, Kingswood and Eastville, while on the 28th May, 1927 (the latest date for which returns are available), 945 men were engaged on State assisted relief schemes in the area. The initiation of further relief schemes is a matter for the local authorities concerned, who are fully aware of the conditions under which State grants may be obtained.