§ 6. Mr. HALL-CAINE
asked the Lord Privy Seal the gross amount of the schemes for the relief of unemployment submitted in proper form by the Mersey Dock and Harbour Board up to the 20th January, 1930, and the total amount approved to date?
Three schemes, total value of over £2,250,000, have been submitted by the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board. Two of these, value nearly £2,000,000, have been approved and notification will be sent to the Board this week. The other scheme has been approved in principle, subject to an examination of detail, which is nearly complete.
§ Mr. HALL-CAINE
Can the right hon. Gentleman give us some idea how many men these schemes will employ?
No, nor can anyone, for the very obvious reason that no one can make a calculation as to the exact amount of steel, navvying, and so on, and any attempt to do so would be merely to mislead the House.