HC Deb 04 May 1966 vol 727 c1599
23. Mr. Milne

asked the Minister of Transport whether she will state for the year ended 31st March, 1966, in respect of development districts in the North-East the number of applications for grants for which her Department is responsible for the improvement of basic services under section 7 of the Local Employment Act 1960, and the number and cost of those approved, rejected and under consideration, respectively.

Mr. John Morris

Three such applications were submitted, involving an estimated total works cost of £322,100. They were still under consideration at the end of the financial year but one, involving an estimated works cost of £20,000, has since been approved.

Mr. Milne

May I thank my hon. Friend for that reply and ask whether he is aware of the contribution that his Department could make to the continuing economic progress of the North-East? Will he keep this matter under review in the future?

Mr. Morris