asked the Minister of Agriculture what financial help has been given to the harbour authorities of Brixham by the Government during the years 1919 to 1929?
The financial assistance afforded to the Brixham Harbour undertaking during the past 10 years is as follows:
- (1) In March, 1922, a grant of £500.
- (2) In January, 1925, a loan of £250.
- (3) In March, 1926, a grant of £250.
- (4) In March, 1927, a grant of £250.
- (5) In April, 1927, a loan of £250.
- (6) In May, 1928, a loan for repairing the breakwater of four-fifths of the cost involved, but not exceeding £8,000, was sanctioned, and of this £2,665 has actually been advanced.
- (7) At the same time it was arranged that interest and repayments of capital on the last mentioned loan and upon the two loans of £250 referred to in (2) and (5) above, as well as upon a further loan of £4,500 advanced between 1916 and 1918, should be suspended for 12 years provided that contributions of £1,250 per annum were paid by the harbour authority in the meantime to a sinking fund for future repairs. At the end of the 12 years these advances are to be reviewed.