HC Deb 26 February 1931 vol 248 cc2255-6

asked the Minister of Health the amount of money in hand available for unemployment grants in respect of approved employment schemes; whether he proposes making provision for additional grants of this kind; and what are the intentions of the Government concerning the 100 per cent. grants in this connection?

The MINISTER of HEALTH (Mr. Arthur Greenwood)

I presume that the right hon. Member has in mind the 100 per cent. grants. The whole of the money for England and Wales has been allocated, except some £16,000 kept in hand for engineering contingencies. The allocated money is paid as work proceeds and £220,000 has already been so paid. Provision has not been made for grants on the 100 per cent. basis in addition to the money already voted.


Is there any intention to try and get a further sum of money, be- cause the Minister of Health must be aware that some of the distressed areas have received none of this money, while particular distressed areas have received the greater share?