§ Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY
asked the Lord Privy Seal what is the total expenditure involved in the schemes submitted for the relief of unemployment by the Hull Corporation; how much money has been granted towards this total cost; and what is the total number of men who will receive work as a result?
§ Sir O. MOSLEY
I have been asked to reply. Since 1st June, 1929, the Unemployment Grants Committee have approved grants in respect of schemes submitted by the Hull Corporation estimated to cost about £240,000. Schemes estimated to cost about £125,000 are still under consideration by the Unemployment Grants Committee and an extensive programme of road works is under consideration by the Ministry of Transport.
Following are the details:
Since 1st June, 1929, the Unemployment Grants Committee have approved grants in respect of schemes submitted by the Hull Corporation estimated to cost £240,218 and calculated to provide employment for 757 men. The present value of the Exchequer grant towards these schemes is estimated to be £112,000. In addition, three schemes estimated to cost £124,555 are still under consideration by the Committee. In respect of another scheme, estimated to cost £2,760 the Committee were unable to recommend a grant. As regards roads, under the Five Years' Programme of works on classified roads, works have been submitted by the Hull Corporation estimated to cost £653,700. Of these it is understood that schemes estimated to cost about £324,000 are suitable for the relief of unemployment and can be put in hand before the 31st March, 1931. Details submitted by the Corporation are now being examined 2137W by the Ministry of Transport with a view to approval in principle being given at an early date, but it is not possible to say at this stage the actual amount of the grant which will be made available.