Employment Exchanges (Glasgow and Rochdale).

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons on 27th July 1927.

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Photo of Mr George Buchanan Mr George Buchanan , Glasgow Gorbals

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asked the Minister of Labour if he can state when it is proposed to proceed with the building of the new Employment Exchange for Central Glasgow?

Photo of Mr Arthur Steel-Maitland Mr Arthur Steel-Maitland , Birmingham Erdington

No, Sir. It has not yet been possible to find a suitable site for this building, but every effort is being made to find one.

Photo of Mr George Buchanan Mr George Buchanan , Glasgow Gorbals

Why did the Department dispose of the old site which was suitable for this purpose and why should they now be in the position of having to look for a site for a new Exchange?

Photo of Mr Arthur Steel-Maitland Mr Arthur Steel-Maitland , Birmingham Erdington

If the hon. Member puts clown other questions on the subject, I will communicate with him in regard to the old site. As regards the new site, we have one in mind and are having inquiries made about it.

Photo of Mr William Kelly Mr William Kelly , Rochdale

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asked the Minister of Labour what progress is being made in the erection of the new Employment Exchange at Rochdale; and if any date has been given for the completion of the new buildings?

Photo of Mr Arthur Steel-Maitland Mr Arthur Steel-Maitland , Birmingham Erdington

Building operations have started and are expected to be completed in about 12 months.

Photo of Mr William Kelly Mr William Kelly , Rochdale

Why has it taken such a long time to complete this exchange?

Photo of Mr Arthur Steel-Maitland Mr Arthur Steel-Maitland , Birmingham Erdington

I could not say without inquiry.