HC Deb 22 June 1925 vol 185 c1066
38. Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE

asked the Minister of Agriculture how many unemployed can be put at short notice in drainage and sea defence schemes already prepared by the Ministry of Agriculture, and where these schemes will operate?


My hon. and gallant Friend will be aware that the Ministry's drainage schemes for the relief of unemployment for the season 1924–25 were completed on 30th May, except in a few instances where short extensions were granted. I am at present giving my attention to the whole question of the future of schemes of this nature, but I am not yet in a position to make an announcement.