HC Deb 01 December 1938 vol 342 cc624-5W
Mr. Kirby

asked the First Commissioner of Works whether his Department is contemplating any works of extension or development in the Liverpool area during the next five years; and, if so, whether he will consider expediting the preparation of his schemes so that the work may be brought forward, thus giving early practical assistance in reducing the number of unemployed in Liverpool and district?

Sir P. Sassoon

I have in contemplation during the next five years a number of building works in the Liverpool area and elsewhere designed to meet the requirements of the various Government Departments. I do not consider, however, that I should be justified in accelerating the rate of progress of civil building works pending the completion of the defence works programme.