HC Deb 06 June 1930 vol 239 c2547
33. Sir K. WOOD

asked the Minister of Health whether he has any proposals to make to the House with the object of expediting local improvements which have been approved by local authorities but rejected on a poll of the ratepayers, and also in respect of those schemes which are objected to by a number of local authorities or local landowners?

The MINISTER of HEALTH (Mr. Arthur Greenwood)

These matters are being further considered in connection with measures for the relief of unemployment.


The right hon. Gentleman realises, of course, how urgent this is, and that the Lord Privy Seal introduced these proposals some months ago?

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Is my right hon. Friend aware that all these emergency powers will not help unless greater financial assistance is given to the most hard pressed areas?


Will my right hon. Friend consider repealing the Section that makes it necessary to take a poll of the ratepayers in these cases?


That is one of the matters that is now under consideration.