§ Mr. JAMES PARKER (for Mr. William Thorne)
asked the President of the Local Government Board if he would state the total amount of Grants made by the Government under the Unemployed Work- 187 men Act, 1905, for the financial years ending 1907, 1908, 1909, and 1910; the total amounts granted to the various distress committees for the years above-mentioned; and the total amounts granted for relief works, for emigration, for farm colonies, and for women's workrooms during these years?
The PRESIDENT of the LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. Bums)
The sum voted by Parliament in aid of expenses under the Unemployed Workmen Act, 1905;, for each of the financial years ended 31st March, 1907–1910, was £200,000, except for the year ending 31st March, 1909, when the amount was £300,000. The particulars desired by the hon. Member, so far as they are in my possession, are shown in a detailed statement which I shall be pleased to send him.