The Works Committee of the City Council will report to the council on Wednesday night that in accordance with instruction from the council to bring forward a portion of the work provided in the streets improvement loan proposal, with the object of providing relief for those out of employment, the matter has been, very carefully looked into, and it is nowrecommended that the Finance. Committee bo asked to make the necessary arrangements for the provision of a sum of £30,000 for relief expenditure. In this connection the committee desire to further report that they have received an offer from the Employment and Relief Committee to help in the work of walling the Water of Leith, and afUr negotiating with that body the committee submit the following recommendation —viz., that the council proceed with the construction of the walling of the Leith from the west side of Leith street to Harbor terrace, in accordance with plana prepared by the city engineer, at an estimated cost of £B,OOO, provided the Relief Committee contribute the earn of £3,000 towards such cost, the remaining £5,000 to be found by the council, and to be included in the total sum of £30,000 hereinbefore mentioned.
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THE UNEMPLOYED, Evening Star, Issue 15632, 24 October 1914