§ 53. Mr. KIRKWOOD
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what contributions Clydebank has to pay under the Unemployment Assistance Act, 1934; how much Coventry has to pay under the same Act; what are the respective populations of both towns; and what is the registered number of unemployed in each place?
§ The LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. Jamieson)
The estimated contribution in respect of out-relief and institutional relief is £16,880 per annum in the case of Clydebank and £1,000 per annum in the case of Coventry. The estimated population at the middle of 1934 was 48,700 in Clydebank and 184,700 in Coventry. The number of persons registered at Employment Exchanges in these areas at 15th April, 1935, was 6,383 in Clydebank and 4,808 in Coventry.
§ Mr. KIRKWOOD
While thanking the Lord Advocate for his reply, may I say that since I put the question on the Order Paper the Secretary of State for Scotland has agreed to receive a deputation from the local authorities of the West of Scotland, when we shall fully discuss the matter?