HC Deb 12 February 1930 vol 235 cc442-3W

asked the Minister of Labour the number of unemployed persons registered at Saffron Walden, Dunmow, and Halstead, Essex, during the month of January in 1930 and in 1929?


The following table shows the numbers of persons on the registers of the Employment Exchanges at Saffron Walden and Halstead:


Certain works have been put in hand this winter in all the Royal Parks with a view to giving some extra employment. In Regent's Park the rank weeds are being grubbed up on one of the islands and decayed trees are being removed, flowering shrubs being planted instead. The other two islands were similarly treated a few years ago. It is hoped that what has been done will make the islands more attractive to the birds. One or two unpleasing shrub- beries, mainly of privet and laurel, have also been removed. A considerable amount of planting of flowering shrubs and roses has been done in their stead. I cannot agree that any of this work is in any way detrimental to the park.