HC Deb 27 February 1919 vol 112 cc1995-6W

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether, in view of the extensive unemployment existing throughout the country amongst the workers in the building, public works, and allied trades, he will indicate when it is proposed to proceed with the various housing schemes, new roads, or other public utility works?


Works of public utility are now in progress to a considerable extent, and every effort is being made to facilitate the commencement of other works of that character. The Local Government Board are making arrangements for expediting the preparation and execution of housing schemes, and their inspectors are conferring with the local authorities with a view to bringing into operation, as rapidly as possible, schemes of public utility calculated to provide employment.