16. Mr. PRICE
asked the Minister of Labour whether, in accordance with past practice, it is proposed to consider and bring to the attention of local authorities the conditions to be attached to the granting of financial assistance in respect of unemployment relief schemes for the winter of 1932–33?
§ Sir H. BETTERTON
For reasons which I explained on 17th February it is not proposed to continue these grants on the same basis as hitherto, but subject to the necessary prolongation of the powers given by the Development Act, which expires next August, the Government will be prepared to entertain applications whether from local authorities or from public utility undertakings for a limited measure of assistance towards developments calculated to increase the national income. Particulars of the assistance available will be made known in due course.