HC Deb 21 December 1932 vol 273 c1073
50. Mr. WELLS

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether the grants in aid of land-drainage schemes which were made prior to September, 1931, will be renewed, so as to provide employment for agricultural workers?


I regret that owing to the continued necessity for the utmost economy in national expenditure the Ministry's Vote for this year contains provision only for grants in respect of schemes rendered necessary by serious emergency and schemes approved prior to the date referred to.