HC Deb 20 July 1925 vol 186 cc1824-5

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the financial difficulties presented to urban authorities in launching unemployment schemes in respect of work on second-class roads consequent upon the condition laid down in Clause 7 of the Unemployment Grants Committee's form U.G.C. 14 and 15, he will consider amending such conditions so as to permit of the 25 per cent. grant ordinarily obtainable from the Ministry of Transport being available, in addition to a sufficient portion of the grant which would be made by the Unemployment Grants Committee if the subject-matter of the scheme was otherwise than a second-class road, in order that the combined grants should at least equal the full grant obtainable from the Unemployment Grants Committee in respect of other works?

The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Colonel Ashley)

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answers given to the hon. Member for Bedwellty and to the hon. Member for North Tottenham on the 8th July and 22nd June, respectively. I am sending my hon. Friend copies of these replies.