§ 63. Sir JOHN WARDLAW-MILNE
asked the Minister of Labour whether his attention has been drawn to the land drainage schemes which have been carried out in the past three years by the Worcestershire County Council for the relief of unemployed agricultural labourers; and whether it is his intention to put the Unemployment Assistance Board in a position to make a grant to the council to enable these valuable schemes to be continued?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of LABOUR (Mr. R. S. Hudson)
I understand that the Worcestershire County Council have been in correspondence with the Unemployment Assistance Board on this subject, and that it is hoped that arrangements will shortly be made for the matter to be discussed between representatives of the council and the board's officers.
§ Sir J. WARDLAW-MILNE
Does not the hon. Member agree that very valuable work has been done by the main drainage committee of the county council?
§ Mr. HUDSON
Yes, but the persons engaged on this work belong to a class which would only come under the care of the Unemployment Assistance Board on the second appointed day. Owing to the postponement of the second appointed day the matter is not one of urgency.
§ Mr. LAWSON
Is it a fact that the Unemployment Assistance Board are giving money grants to land drainage schemes?