HC Deb 11 December 1922 vol 159 c2392W

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that the Romney Marsh level propose using money allotted for a relief scheme in having sewers and dykes belonging to wealthy farmers and graziers made out; that there is a strong local demand that the money should be spent in making a much needed road from Littlestone-on-Sea to Dungeness; and whether, in view of the fact that the latter proposal would be of benefit to all classes, he will make inquiries into this matter?


The scheme to which the hon. Member refers is a drainage scheme which has been sanctioned by the Ministry in connection with its drainage programme for the relief of unemployment. The Drainage Unemployment Grant, which has been sanctioned by His Majesty's Government, cannot be used for road-making, and I suggest, therefore, that the hon. Member should communicate with regard to that proposal with my hon. and gallant Friend the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport.