§ 71. Mr. L'ESTRANGE MALONE
asked the Minister of Labour if she will publish a return of the local authorities which have submitted schemes under Part II of the Development (Loans, Guarantees, and Grants) Act, 1929; how many local authorities have not yet submitted any schemes; and whether any local authorities have made representations that the terms offered to them are too onerous?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of LABOUR (Mr. Lawson)
I would draw my hon. Friend's attention to the reply given to the hon. Member for Ince (Mr. Gordon Macdonald) on 22nd January, of which I am sending him a copy. On 31st December, 1930, of the boroughs in Great Britain with a population of 50,000 and over only 12 had not submitted schemes under Part II of the Act, and of the urban district councils and town councils with a population of 20,000 and over, only four had not submitted schemes. One or two local authorities have stated that they cannot afford to undertake works unless the whole cost is met by the Government, but I do not think that authorities generally would dispute that the terms offered are generous.