HC Deb 18 June 1951 vol 489 cc9-10W
Captain Bullock

asked the Minister of Transport what consideration has been given to the possibility of relieving unemployment on Merseyside by authoris- ing the implementation of various overdue schemes in that area for the repair and improvement of the highways.

Mr. Barnes:

Up to 1949, some special provision was made for road schemes in areas of unemployment including Merseyside; but with recent restrictions on capital investment and budgetary expenditure it has been practicable to approve only such schemes as are in themselves of the highest priority.