§ Lieut.-Colonel CROFT
asked the Minister of Labour whether he has now had an opportunity of considering the proposals for the development of Poole harbour; and whether the Government is prepared to assist this undertaking, which it is claimed will be remunerative, rather than continue the unemployed pay to the unemployed in Bournemouth and Poole?676W
§ Mr. NEAL
I have been asked to reply to this question. These proposals were considered by the Minister of Transport, who was unable to recommend a grant out of funds at that time available for development purposes. No amount for these purposes has been included in the present year's Vote. It is, of course, open to the authority concerned to apply to the Unemployment Grants Committee, but I must not be taken as anticipating the result of any such application.