§ 20. Mr. HERBERT GIBSON
asked the Minister of Labour how many schemes for the relief of unemployment have been submitted to the Unemployment Grants Committee by the following Lancashire councils: Mossley Denton Urban District Council, Failsworth Urban District Council, and Audenshaw Urban District Council, the combined cost in each area, the amount of the Government contribution, and the number of persons found employment by these schemes in each area from 1st June, 1929, to the latest available date?
§ Miss BONDFIELD
As the reply contains a number of figures, I will, if I may, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the reply:
§ Since 1st June, 1929, applications for grant from Exchequer Funds in aid of schemes of work for the relief of unemployment have been submitted by the respective councils as follows:
§ Mossley Borough Council—1 scheme, estimated to cost £6,749.
§ Denton Urban District Council—3 schemes, estimated to cost £1,680.
§ Failsworth Urban District Council—3 schemes, estimated to cost £19,350.1343
§ Audenshaw Urban District Council—1 scheme, estimated to cost £4,291.
§ Of these schemes, six, estimated to cost £22,660, have been approved for grant, the grant varying according to the nature of the scheme.
§ The returns showing the number of men employed on the schemes relate to one day in each month. At 27th March last, when two only of the approved schemes were still in operation, the total number of men employed was 53.