HC Deb 23 December 1929 vol 233 cc1926-7W

asked the Minister of Labour bow many placings of adult men and women in employment have been effected by the Ministry of Labour, excluding those placed either under the transference schemes for miners or their sons or of trainees on leaving Government training institutions during the years 1927 and 1928 and during each of the months of the present year?


The following table shows the number of vacancies for men and women, aged 18 and over, filled through Employment Exchanges in the years 1927 and 1928, and in January-October, 1929, exclusive of those filled by trainees on leaving Government training institutions and those filled under the Industrial Transference Scheme:


The following table shows the numbers of persons on the registers of Employment Exchanges in the County of Cornwall at 14th October and 11th November, 1929, respectively: time; and whether there has been any additional expenditure on this account during the current year?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards methods which are being adopted to prevent piratical outrages, it must be understood that these pirates travel in a ship disguised as passengers. Responsibility for dealing with this form of piracy rests primarily with the shipping companies and with the civil authorities on shore. His Majesty's Navy assists in the suppression of piracy by patrolling the vicinity of such. Known bases as Bias Bay, in order to intercept pirated ships before they are brought in and abandoned. A piracy committee under the Governor of Hong Kong is studying this question, and constantly urging upon the Chinese authorities the necessity of using every means in their power to locate and round up these pirates in their villages. The only additional expenditure is the cost of the fuel expended in special patrols.