Poplar Guardians (Relief).

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons on 10th July 1922.

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Photo of Mr Frederick Banbury Mr Frederick Banbury , City of London


asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that a number of operatives employed in the ship-repairing industry in the Port of London are now, and have been for some months, in receipt of Poor Law relief while refusing to accept employment; that work is to-day available for at least 3,000 men by firms situate in the Borough of Poplar alone, and that work is also available in the Borough of West Ham; whether he has given the Poplar Guardians permission for further overdrafts; and if he will take steps to prevent the guardians from granting relief to individuals for whom work is available?