§ MR. W. THORNE (West Ham, S.)
To ask the President of the Local Government Board if he is aware that the balance of over £8,000 in the hands of the West Ham distress committee was set aside for emigration; and whether he will give sanction for the money in question to be used by the distress committee for the purpose of finding work for the unemployed.
(Answered by Mr. John Burns.) The West Ham distress committee have considerable balances over from the grants made to them last year, mainly on account of the difficulties that arose in connection with emigration. I have already authorised the appropriation of £1,020 of these balances towards work in connection with the cleansing of the ornamental waters in Wanstead Park, and I will authorise further appropriations as soon as suitable schemes of work are before me.