§ 73. Mr. MABANE
asked the Minister of Health whether it is his intention to issue a communication to local authorities to the effect that schemes of approved work may be begun without delay or, if begun, may be completed, with a view to the mitigation of unemployment in the building industry and associated industries?
§ The MINISTER of HEALTH (Sir Hilton Young)
It is not intended to issue a further communication. I have no reason to think that local authorities are delaying to proceed with approved works through any misunderstanding of the position.
§ 76. Mr. BATEY
asked the Minister of Health with regard to the schemes put forward by the Easington Rural District Council for the purpose of providing work for 66 men in the Seaham Division and carrying out improvements for the health of the district, whether he will reconsider his refusal to sanction these schemes and inquire further into the advisability of adopting them?
§ Sir H. YOUNG
I understand that the question refers to certain schemes of sewerage which the council are preparing. I have not yet received an application for sanction to a loan. Any such application will be considered in the light of 804 the policy of the Government as explained to the House on 15th ultimo.