HC Deb 22 March 1933 vol 276 cc328-9W

asked the Minister of Labour how many schemes for the provision of work for the unemployed have been approved during the last 18 months; and what is the total value of such

The following table shows the number and estimated value of schemes approved for grant of State financial assistance under the Development Act, 1929, since 1st September, 1931, together with the average number of persons directly employed on the schemes over the period September, 1931, to February, 1933:—
Type of Scheme. Number of Schemes. Estimated "Value. Average numbers directly employed.
Schemes assisted under Part I of the Development Act (Lewis Committee). 6 495,983 100
Schemes assisted under Part II of the Development Act {Unemployment Grants Committee). 254 (a) 4,324,000 (a) 5,400
(a) Excluding 21 other schemes of an estimated value of £495,000 which were approved but subsequently withdrawn.
The figures given include all schemes approved for grant under the Act since 1st September, 1931, whether the application for grant was made before or after that date.