§ MR. HAROLD COX (Preston)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board what is the total sum estimated to be expended by the central unemployed body on the reclamation works at Fambridge; and whether he has been able to form any rough estimate, by personal inspection or otherwise, of what will be the value of the land reclaimed.
§ MR. CROOKS (Woolwich)
Will the right hon. Gentleman at the same time say if work of this character is not better for the unemployed than stone breaking?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. JOHN BURNS, Battersea)
I do not think I am called upon to express an opinion on that point. The total sum estimated to be expended is £17,950. I understand that so far as can be ascertained up to the present time, the value of the reclaimed land will be about £5 an acre.