HC Deb 14 April 1921 vol 140 c1321W

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the Stoke-on-Trent Town Council have applied for permission to carry out the work of levelling a site in Stone Road, Longton, for the purpose of creating a recreation ground; that the council is under an obligation to lay down the site within a period of less than nine years; and whether, in view of the present unemployment, sanction will be given to the proposed work and financial aid made available from the Unemployment Grants Committee?


The answer to the first and second parts of the question is in the affirmative. In view of the apparently excessive cost of the scheme, the matter was discussed with the borough surveyor, and I am awaiting further proposals. I see no reason why the work should not be approved, and started immediately they have been received.