HC Deb 10 May 1960 vol 623 c33W
57. Mr. C. Hughes

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will permit additional expenditure on public works in areas of high unemployment.

Mr. Amory

The recent Local Employment Act offers the best opportunities for reducing unemployment in the areas to which the hon. Member refers. It is, however, Government policy to locate public investment in these areas wherever possible, and I do not consider it necessary to authorise additional expenditure.