HC Deb 03 May 1927 vol 205 cc1443-4
23. Sir J. POWER

asked the Minister of Transport whether it is a condition of a grant from the Road Fund that only British materials shall be used in the work in connection with which the grant is made?

Colonel ASHLEY

It is a condition of every grant made from the Road Fund to schemes under unemployment programmes that all contracts for or incidental to the work shall be placed in this country, unless the express approval of the Department has been obtained to the contrary. In the case of other classes of road works this condition is not attached to the grants, although every endeavour is made to encourage the use of British materials.


Is it not a fact that very little material, whether British or otherwise, will be used now that the Chancellor has pinched the pool?