HC Deb 17 February 1967 vol 741 cc191-2W
Mr. Bob Brown

asked the Minister of Transport if she will state for the year ended 31st December, 1966, in respect of development districts in the North-East, the number of applications for grants for the improvement of basic services under Section 7 of the Local Employment Act, 1960, and the number and cost of those approved, rejected and under consideration.

Mr. Swingler

Six such applications were received, involving an estimated total works cost of some £510,000. One costing £85,000 is being reconsidered by the applicant. One costing £2,000 was rejected but following receipt of further evidence since 31st December is now being reconsidered. The others were still under consideration at 31st December but one costing £20,000 has since been approved in principle.