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DUST BIN PROBLEM.

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SWANSEA'S UNEMPLOYED. Alderman Pdsrroils Opposes Starting Distress Work. Alderman T. ilcrreils, J.P., chair- man, presided at a meeting of the Swansea Highways Committee on Tues- day afternoon. Arising out of a report by the Deputy Surveyor (Mr. S war brick) as to distress work. The Chairman .said that he dkl not consider it the time or the year to open distress work. He thought the money would be better spent when there were exceptional distress condi- tions. Alderman Miles remarked that there were 300 general labourers out of work in the town at the present time. Mr. George Hill said that when soliie time age the Surveyor sent out cards for labourers, not a quarter of the num- ber turned up. Inevitable Margin of Unemployed. The Chairman said that in a, town of the size of Swansea they must always have a certain amount of unemployed general labourers all the year round. The question was whether this Was an exceptional time. At present they could not get a mason for a pound a day. Alderman Miles: In other words, you suggest that we should wait until the distress is more keen? The Chairman: I do. Jf we took your view we would have to provide dis- tress work all the year round. There must always bo a certain margin of un- cut ployed. Mr. Laugharne Morgan: Does it cost more to do it by distress labour ? The Chairman: Yes; 50 per cent. more. Mr. Laugharne Morgan: Does the Government grant make up for the addi- tional cost ? The Chairman: No. The matter then dropped. a _pc d

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