§ 9. Mr. RAMSBOTHAM
asked the Lord Privy Seal the number of men actually at work under the different schemes which entail the expenditure of £95,000,000 for the relief of unemployment?
The latest returns, which relate mainly to the end of April, show about 55,000 men directly employed on roads and on schemes assisted by the Unemployment Grants Committee. About the same number are indirectly employed in connection with the preparation and transport of materials for these schemes, making 110,000. In addition, there is the employment afforded on the schemes sanctioned under Part I of the Development (Loan Guarantees and Grants) Act and the Colonial Development Act. While this is already substantial and is increasing, the precise number affected cannot be stated, as explained in the White Paper issued in December last.