HC Deb 27 June 1930 vol 240 cc1511-3W

asked the Minister of Labour what number of juveniles have been transferred from distressed mining areas during the present year; to what districts have they been

the negative. One scheme, however, is being carried out by a drainage authority as a supplement to a scheme recently carried out with the aid of a grant from the Unemployment Grants Committee. In this case rates in respect of the original scheme will obviously be levied concurrently with rates in respect of the supplementary scheme.

Major GLYN

asked the Minister of Agriculture in which counties and districts the 106 schemes of land drainage at a cost of £163,000 have been approved; and whether any part of the cost will fall on the rates?


The location of all approved schemes estimated to cost £2,000 or more is as follows:

transferred; for what occupations; and what number have obtained permanent employment in the areas to which they have been transferred.


pursuant to her reply [OFFICIAL REPORT, 26th June, 1930, col. 1315, Vol. 240], supplied the following information:

From 29th December, 1929, to 21st June, 1930, the number of juveniles transferred from the distressed mining areas to employment in other districts was 1,580, 752 boys and 828 girls. The greatest number of both sexes has been transferred to London and the South Eastern Counties, while many have been found employment in the South Western area: in addition there has been considerable movement of girls within the North Eastern Division itself to domestic vacancies. The principle occupations to which boys have been transferred are engineering (including electrical engineering) merchant navy, agriculture, the distributive trade, and hotel and domestic employments. Domestic service has absorbed the great majority of the girls, while the others have been placed mainly in electrical fittings manufacture. It is impossible to say how many of the juveniles transferred have obtained permanent employment: of the 752 boys and 828 girls, 113 and 166 respectively have returned home during the period.