HC Deb 26 July 1923 vol 167 c731W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport what highway construction has been authorised by his Department in South Yorkshire for the coming winter, and, approximately, for how many men this will provide employment?

Colonel ASHLEY

In South Yorkshire, as far north as and including Leeds, road schemes of a total value of about £113,000 are now in progress and will probably continue into the autumn. Further schemes of the value of £60,000 have been sanctioned but not yet commenced, and schemes up to £117,000 are still under consideration by the officers of my Department. About 50 per cent. of the total cost goes in wages to men actually employed on the works. The schemes referred to above are all additional to the ordinary works of maintenance and improvement carried out by highway authorities.