Miners, Cornwall.

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons on 15th March 1922.

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Mr. FOOT:

28.

asked the Minister of Labour the amount which has been paid out of funds administered by his Department by way of unemployment relief and benefit to the Cornish miners?

Photo of Mr Thomas Macnamara Mr Thomas Macnamara , Camberwell North West

Precise figures are not available, but I am having an estimate prepared, which I will send to my hon. Friend as soon as possible.

Mr. FOOT:

41.

asked the Minister of Health the amount which has been expended out of local funds, and out of national funds, for which his Department is responsible in relief of the unemployed Cornish miners?

Photo of Sir Alfred Mond Sir Alfred Mond , Swansea West

It is estimated that some £5,000 has been expended by the Redruth Guardians in the relief of miners. There has also been an increase of expenditure in the Penzance Union of £600 in 11 months, most of which is for the relief of the miners. It is understood that a more substantial sum has also been expended in relief by voluntary agencies. Grants are being made by the Unemployment Grants Committee in respect of works of a total capital value of over £26,000 which are being carried out by the local authorities in areas where there are large numbers of unemployed Cornish miners.