§ Mr. BUCHANAN
asked the Minister of Labour the total number of local authorities who have applied to have schemes passed for providing work under which they must employ a percentage of miners; the number sanctioned; the total value; and the total number of persons employed as a result?
§ Mr. BETTERTON
Seventy-seven local authorities have made application for grants involving the employment of labour from depressed areas in respect of 132 schemes estimated to cost £2,580,373. Thirty schemes of a total estimated cost of £671,838 have been approved by the1968W committee, which it is estimated will provide 27,600 men months of employment.