HC Deb 06 November 1929 vol 231 cc1062-3W

asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the heavy burden imposed upon the ratepayers in many areas in providing relief to the able-bodied unemployed, she is prepared to sanction the preparation of a special list of those unemployed in receipt of parish relief in each Employment Exchange, from which will be drawn, in the first instance, the labour required in connection with local unemployment relief schemes?


It is a general condition applying to all relief works assisted by the Unemployment Grants Committee that men may be nominated by boards of guardians or parish councils for employment upon such schemes, provided that satisfactory arrangements are made for the local Employment Exchange to be furnished with particulars of the men so engaged. There appears, therefore, to be no need for the preparation of the special list which the hon. Member suggests.

Date of Application. Nature of Work. Estimated Cost.
16th September, 1929 Roads 2,500
27th September 1929 Plunge Bath and Filtration Plant 8,750
24th October, 1929 Public Convenience 750
24th October, 1929 Public Convenience 600
24th October, 1929 Public Convenience 300
24th October, 1929 Golf Course 1,000
24th October, 1929 Public Shelter and Convenience 7,000
24th October, 1929 Bowling Green and Tennis Courts 1,750
29th October 1929 Sewer 24,000
30th October 1929 Building of Cafe and Shops 16,000