§ Mr. MUFF
asked the Minister of Labour if she has any information as to how many persons are employed on the Rochdale water scheme as a result of the Rochdale Corporation Act, 1930; and what amount of money has been advanced from the Exchequer?
§ Mr. LAWSON
At the 19th December last, 208 men were employed on the construction of additional waterworks undertaken by the Rochdale Town Council, with the aid of a grant from Exchequer Funds approved under Part II of the992W Development (Loan Guarantees and Grants) Act, 1929. No application for payment of any instalment of the grant has yet been received from the town council.