§ 15. Mr. DOUGLAS HACKING
asked the Minister of Labour whether she is aware that the Lancashire County Council are constructing a new by-pass road in the urban district of Blackrod; that a grant towards the cost of the work is being made by the Unemployment Grants Committee; that the balance of the expenditure will be spread over the administrative county; that men resident in Adlington are not being allowed to recruit for work on the scheme, although one section of the work is within a mile of Adlington, whilst men are being brought from Westhoughton, which is several miles away; and whether, in view of the fact that Adlington is classified as a distressed area, she will issue instructions that men from that district may be recruited for work on this scheme?
§ Miss BONDFIELD
I assume that the question refers to the Blackrod By-pass Scheme promoted by the Lancashire County Council with a grant from the Ministry of Transport. I am in communication with the local authority with a view to the allocation of a proportion of future vacancies on this scheme for Adlington men.