§ 64. Mr. HALL-CAINE
asked the Minister of Labour the total amount of the schemes submitted in proper order by the Liverpool Corporation for the relief of unemployment; the sum that has already been sanctioned for grant; and the number of men at present employed upon those schemes?
§ Mr. LAWSON
As the reply is necessarily long, I will, if I may, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the reply:
§ Since 1st June, 1929, the Liverpool Corporation have submitted to the Unemployment Grants Committee formal applications for grant from Exchequer funds in aid of 45 schemes of work for the relief of unemployment, estimated to cost £703,898. Of these, 26 schemes, estimated to cost £447,918, have been approved for grant. In addition, one scheme, estimated to cost £194,700, submitted prior to 1st June, 1929, has also been approved for grant. The total amount ranking for grant in respect of these schemes is £590,243. At 30th May last the number of men employed on the approved schemes was 749.
§ As regards roads, of the schemes included in the original five years' programme, and in respect of which approval in principle was given in October last, formal applications have been submitted in respect of works estimated to cost £830,499. Of these, grants have been issued in respect of works estimated to cost £219,481, and the issue of the grants in respect of the remainder of the schemes is deferred pending the submission of further details by the corporation. In addition to the programme referred to above, the corporation have submitted applications in respect of improvement works on classified roads and bridges estimated to cost £299,152. Of these, grants have been issued in respect of schemes estimated to cost £106,998, and further details with regard to the remainder are awaited. At 30th May last the number of men employed on the approved schemes was 447.