HC Deb 31 January 1929 vol 224 c1151W

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that the Rotherham county borough council have expressed the opinion that, in view of the heavy burden at present incurred by the council in connection with capital works already executed for the purpose of providing work for the unemployed and of the serious amount of unemployment already existing in their area, it is impossible for them to find special work for the unemployed on the terms set out in the circular of the Unemployment Grants Committee; and whether, in view of the fact that the conditions in Rotherham are typical of those prevailing in many other districts, the circular in question will be reconsidered?


I am afraid I cannot hold cut any prospect of improvement in the financial terms of grant from the Unemployment Grants Committee.

Forward to