HC Deb 06 June 1930 vol 239 cc2572-3W

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he can state how many local authorities in the. West Riding of Yorkshire have submitted schemes of work; the total value of such schemes; the number that have been approved up to date; and the number under consideration.


, pursuant to his reply (OFFICIAL REPORT, 26th May, 1930; col. 810, Vol. 239), supplied the following statement:

The Unemployment Grants Committee have since the 1st June, 1929, received applications for grant in respect of works for the relief of unemployment from 81 Local Authorities and other statutory bodies in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The estimated total cost of the schemes submitted was £3,528,000. The Committee have approved for grant 167 schemes estimated to cost £1,168,000 and 50 schemes estimated to cost £856,000 are under consideration.

The Ministry of Transport have received a programme of road works from the county council and also road schemes from ten county borough councils in the West Riding. The total value of the schemes originally submitted amounted to about £4,324,000, of which 48 schemes, estimated to cost £1,605,000, are to be commenced during the current financial year. Of these latter schemes, 20 works, estimated to cost £391,000, have been approved for commencement and grants issued. Ten further schemes estimated to cost £117,000, have been approved in principle and grants will be issued when detailed plans and estimates have been submitted and approved. Of the remaining schemes, terms have been negotiated in respect of ten schemes estimated to cost £845,000, and the others are under consideration with a view to approval in principle being given.