§ 81. Mr. DUCKWORTH
asked the Minister of Transport the total estimated cost of the Shrewsbury by-pass road; the amount of the Treasury contribution; and what conditions are attached as to the employment of local labour?
§ Mr. HERBERT MORRISON
The total estimated cost of the Shrewsbury by-pass is £139,864. A grant from the Road Fund of £118,884, being 85 per cent. of this cost, was indicated on the 24th January last on condition that 30 per cent. of the men employed are transferred from depressed areas selected by the Ministry of Labour and engaged through Employment Exchanges. Of the remainder, 10 per cent. of the men are permanent employés of the contractors, and 60 per cent. are engaged through local Employment Exchanges.