§ 38. Mr. L'ESTRANGE MALONE
asked the Minister of Labour how many local authorities have now had schemes approved for grant under Part II of the Development (Loans Guarantees and Grants) Act, 1929; what proportion of the local authorities eligible for grants under the Act this represents; and whether she can say how many persons are employed on these schemes?
§ Miss BONDFIELD
The latest information available in reply to the first two parts of this question is contained in the report of the Unemployment Grants Committee, Command 3744. The number of persons employed directly and indirectly or Unemployment Grants Committee schemes, including schemes specially assisted out of the grant for necessitous areas, is in the region of 95,000.