Oral Answers to Questions — Local Government Works.

– in the House of Commons on 11th December 1931.

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Photo of Mr Charles Summersby Mr Charles Summersby , Shoreditch

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asked the Minister of Health if he will consider sending another circular to local authorities and municipalities asking them to carry on with their various schemes of improvement and development, in view of the numbers of such authorities who have stopped all such kinds of works, are buying no materials, and are ceasing to create employment?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given on the 9th instant to the hon. Member for the Platting Division (Mr. Chorlton).

Photo of Mr Charles Summersby Mr Charles Summersby , Shoreditch

Is the Parliamentary Secretary aware that, as a result of the last circular which was sent out to municipal authorities, all kinds of work have been stopped and that there are roughly 50,000 people who cannot be employed in consequence?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

I am not aware of anything of the kind. I will send my hon. Friend a copy of the Circular to which he referred, and I think he will find that no such conclusion can be arrived at.

Photo of Mr Charles Summersby Mr Charles Summersby , Shoreditch

I have seen the Circular.