HC Deb 25 March 1930 vol 237 c244

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether any further schemes to deal with the unemployment problem in Derbyshire have been submitted to his Department since the 21st January last; if he will give the names of the authorities which have submitted these further schemes and particulars as to the nature of the work involved; and if he will state which of these schemes and which of the schemes under consideration on the 21st January have been approved or are still under consideration, and the total amount of money involved in each case?


As the answer is a long one and involves considerable detail, I will, with my hon. and gallant Friend's permission, circulate in it the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

I understand my hon. and gallant Friend has in mind the districts of Long Eaton, Borrowash, Alvastone, Melbourne and Swadlincote. No formal applications for grant in respect of schemes of work for the relief of unemployment have been received from these districts by the Unemployment Grants Committee since 21st January, 1930. The Committee are in communication with the Swadlincote Urban District Council regarding a scheme of road reconstruction which that council have in contemplation. Since 21st January, 1930, a road improvement scheme costing £1,753, submitted by the Alvastone and Boulton Urban District Council, has been approved for grant by the Committee.