§ Mr. JOHN WARD
Will the right hon. Gentleman state whether his Department will consider the advisability of making the necessary grant from the Development Fund to improve the canal communication with Stoke-on-Trent along the lines sug- 1053 gested by the Royal Commission on Canals and Waterways in their Report recently published?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
This is a matter, in the first instance, for the Development Commission when it has been constituted.