§ Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE
asked the Minister of Labour whether he can make a Statement as to the Government's proposal for a new scheme of grants to local authorities in aid of works for the relief of unemployment?
§ Sir H. BETTERTON
No, Sir. The Government have decided that in present circumstances it is not desirable to offer financial inducements to local authorities to embark on a fresh programme of relief works. It is not intended to continue the Development (Loan Guarantees and Grants) Act, 1929, which will expire on 31st August, 1932.