§ 34. Mr. HARRIS
asked the Minister of Labour what main roads are being constructed, with the aid of the London County Council and the Unemployment Grants Committee, on which London men are being employed; what is the probable cost of such schemes; how many men were being employed on such roads in January and February; and how many men are now being employed on them?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of TRANSPORT (Colonel Ashley)
I have been asked to answer this question, which, I understand, refers to the arterial roads which are being executed by the Ministry of Transport and to which the London County Council are contributing. As the answer is somewhat lengthy and detailed, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
|Road.||Mileage.||Total Estimated Cost.||No. of men employed drawn from L.C.C. area.|
|Average for January,1923.||Average for February,1923.||Average for March, 1923.(First two weeks.)|
|London— Southend Road (Contract No. 1).||20||1,150,000||553||448||329|
|London—Purfleet Road (Contract No. 1).||8¼||400,000||503||454||422|
|London— Dover Road—|
|(a) Dartford — Gravesend Section.||2||70,000||13||7||5|
|(b) Gravesend—Strood Section.||5¼||240,000||234||214||228|
|(a) Sideup— Farningham Section.||6||260,000||595||357||226|
§ In addition to the above works, the following schemes will be put in hand in the near future, the unskilled labour being drawn, as before, from the area of the London County Council: