§ 46. Sir K. WOOD
asked the Prime Minister whether he proposes to make a statement to the House at an early date concerning the increased grants proposed to be made to the local authorities in respect of public works; and whether he can give an estimate of their cost to the National Exchequer?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of LABOUR (Mr. Lawson)
I have been asked to reply. A detailed statement on this subject will be published as a White Paper on Friday next. The cost to the Exchequer must naturally depend on the extent to which local authorities take advantage of the improved terms of grant.
§ Mr. LAWSON
No, as I say, that will depend on the extent to which the local authorities take advantage of the terms offered.
§ Sir K. WOOD
But has not any consideration been given to what the further cost to the local authorities will be?
§ Mr. MARJORIBANKS
Do the Government propose to introduce any legislation on this subject before the end of July?