§ 77. Mr. LUNDON
asked whether any portion of the million granted last year for the benefit of the Labourers Acts has been allocated to any rural councils; and, if so, will the names of the councils and the amount of Grants made be published?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
Out of the additional million pounds provided by the Labourers Act of 1911 loans amounting to £77,325 have been already sanctioned to ten rural districts. In addition, Orders have been made by the Local Government Board's inspectors, after local inquiry, confirming schemes in thirty-three districts, for which loans of not less than £234,000 will be required. The remaining schemes received are being dealt with in order of urgency. The names of the rural districts, and the amounts of loans sanctioned in each financial year, are published in the Annual Reports of the Local Government Board.