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 was192W 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.