§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if there are any Grants which were indicated by the Road Board before 1st April, 1912, to local authorities for work which has not yet been begun; and, if so, what is the total amount of such Grants, and what is the amount actually paid out of the Road Board Fund on these works?
§ Mr. LLOYD GEORGE
In the case of 115 Grants made before the 1st April, 1912, 1391W and amounting to £47,247, no application has been made for payment of the Grant or an instalment thereof. It is possible that this may be due in some cases to the fact that the work has not been begun, but the Board have no information enabling them to distinguish such cases from those in which the work is in progress; but the authority has not found it necessary to apply for a payment on account, and from others in which the works have been carried out, but the returns of expenditure are not yet completed so as to enable the highway authority to make application for payment.