HC Deb 19 February 1919 vol 112 c973W

asked the President of the Local Government Board on what grounds his Department still decline to entertain applications from local authorities for the sanction of loans to carry out works of private street improvements; and whether he is aware that this policy is accentuating the problem of finding work for discharged men in many large towns?


The Treasury embargo still remains in respect of loans for works of the character referred to. My right hon. Friend, however, is in communication with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the subject of the relaxation of that embargo. There is also a difficulty in obtaining materials for such works at the present time, road stone being strictly rationed.