§ Mr. C. DUNCAN (for Mr. Clynes)
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he could state the number of persons who registered themselves for work during the first three days that the registers of the distress committees under the Central Unemployed Body were open; whether this number showed an increase in the number of persons driven to seek this form of assistance for employment; and whether he could state any additional provisions proposed by his Department for meeting the requirements of the approaching winter?
§ The PRESIDENT of the LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. Burns)
The number of persons registered during the first three days that the registers were open was 5,508, showing an increase of 1,767 persons over the number registered during the first three days last year. The Central Unemployed Body are making every endeavour to find suitable work for applicants who may be referred to them, and I shall be pleased to further their efforts so far as I can do so.