asked the Minister of Labour the number of persons who have been transferred from the distressed areas to work in the London area for the six months to the last convenient date; and whether, from the records in his Department, these transfers show that they have accentuated the overcrowding condition in any of the London areas?
During the six months ended September, 1936, 4,653 persons (2,263 men, 394 women, 1,534 boys, 462 girls) from the depressed areas were placed in employment in the London area through the employment exchanges. In addition a considerable number found work in London through their own efforts I have no information which indicates that the transfers have had any material effect on the housing position.
That question is in much too general terms. There are a number of arrangements, but before I could answer a question I should want to know whether it refers to families, to individuals, to adults or to juveniles.