30. The Marquess of TITCHFIELD
asked the Minister of Transport what sum of public money has been granted by the Ministry of Transport towards the construction of a new road from the River Trent at Tunchape to the Fossway near Bingham, Nottingham; whether the grant was accompanied by the condition that the men working on it should only be, drawn from the Nottingham Labour Exchange; and, if not, what were precisely the conditions?
§ Colonel ASHLEY
A grant of£61,091 has been made towards the cost. of constructing the new road, including the bridge, from the River Trent at Tunchape to the Fossway. The grant towards the roadworks was not accompanied by the condition that the men working on it should only be drawn from the Nottingham Employment Exchange, but it was subject to the usual conditions as to the recruitment of labour through the Employment Exchanges attaching to grants for works expedited for the relief of unemployment. I am sending my Noble Friend a copy of a statement setting out these conditions in detail.
Marquess of TITCHFIELD
Is the right hon. Gentleman not aware that the withdrawal of labour from farms round about the Newark substituency is causing great dissatisfaction amongst the farmers?
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
That is a point which has been very often debated. We will do all we can to prevent any hardship.