§ 33. Mr. BUCHANAN
asked the Minister of Labour the total number of persons now being given employment from mining areas under the new scheme for providing employment with the local authorities; and what proportion of the £671,838, which is to be spent on these schemes, will go in wages?
§ Sir A. STEEL-MA1TLAND
The number of transferred men employed on the 26th January, the date of the last return, was 42. Of the sum of £671,838 it is estimated that approximately one-half will be spent on payment of wages to men directly employed.