§ Mr. HEPWORTH
asked the Minister of Health the number and nature of the applications which have been put forward in the last six months by each of the different local authorities in Yorkshire for sanction to loans for public works with the object of directly or indirectly relieving unemployment; and whether he will in each case state the official answer?
Sir H. YOUNG:
No applications have been put forward expressly for works for the relief of unemployment. A number of loans in Yorkshire have been sanctioned for public works but separate returns are not kept for local authorities by counties. The total loans sanctioned for England and Wales, including housing loans, from the beginning of April, 1932, to the end of January was £34,300,000.