§ Sir R. RODD
asked the First Commissioner of Works whether the removal of shrubberies in Regent's Park and the disafforestation of islands which have served as bird sanctuaries is being carried out with the object of finding work for the unemployed; and, if so, whether he will attempt to find activities less detrimental to the landscape values which have been the characteristic charm of that park?442W
repairing, engineering, and dock, river, and canal services, who are now out of work in the Chatham, Rochester and Gillingham district of Kent?
§ Mr. LANSBURY
I have been asked to reply. The assistance which the Government are offering to schemes for the promotion of economic development and the reduction of unemployment will be available for these areas equally with other areas suffering from unemployment, but it is for the local authorities and public utility undertakings concerned to submit schemes in the first place.