§ Sir A. STEEL-MAITLAND
asked the Minister of Labour what is the number of men for whom employment is at present being found on schemes financed out of the Road Fund and at what cost; and the number for whom employment is at present being found otherwise than out of the Road Fund and at what cost?360W
§ Miss BONDFIELD
I understand the right hon. Gentleman to be referring to State-aided schemes of work for the relief of unemployment. Of the total of 245,000 estimated to be so employed directly and indirectly at 24th April, some 81,000 can be attributed to schemes, of an estimated total cost of approximately £38,000,000 financed out of the Road Fund, and approximately 164,000 to other schemes, estimated to cost about £80,000,000.