HC Deb 07 March 1927 vol 203 cc870-1W

asked the Minister of Labour what is the total number of men engaged on public works under the control of municipalities and other local authorities under schemes obtaining assistance from public funds in the form of loans or grants during the months of December, January, and February in the years 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, and 1927?


I assume that the hon. Member has in mind schemes for the relief of unemployment put in hand by local authorities, etc., with the assistance of a grant from State funds. The following table shows the total number of men engaged at the under-mentioned dates, according to returns received in the Department on schemes of this nature assisted by the Ministry of Transport and the Unemployment Grants Committee:

Date. Number of men employed.
21st December 43,576
25th January 46,863
29th February 51,601
27th December 55,994
31st January 57,850
28th February 58,990
28th December 49,902
30th January 50,250
27th February 52,304
24th December 30,072
29th January 28,622
February Not yet available.