HC Deb 26 May 1924 vol 174 cc66-7W

asked the Minister of Transport what is the amount received by each county council in England and Wales from the Roads fund and the Unemployment Grants Committee, respectively, for road making; and upon what terms have such grants been made?


Information as to the grants made to each county, and the conditions under which they are made, is contained in the Annual Report on the Administration of the Road Fund for the year 1922–23. The Report for the year 1923–24 will be available before long, and I hope my hon. Friend will not now press for the detailed information asked for in the question. As regards the Unemployment Grants Committee, I am informed that the amounts of the grants made for road works to each county council could not be ascertained without the expenditure of a considerable amount of time and labour, and perhaps my hon. Friend communicate with the Secretary of the Committee if he wishes to press for the information to be supplied. Approximately 40 per cent. of the grants hitherto made by the Committee have been in respect of schemes involving road works generally. I am arranging for a copy of the terms and conditions under which grants are made by the Unemployment Grants Committee to be forwarded to my hon. Friend.