§ MR. J. HERBERT LEWIS (Flint Boroughs)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether it is intended to appoint a Local Labour Correspondent, whose duty it will be to supply information to the Board of Trade as to the state of employment in North Wales?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. C. T. RITCHIE,) Croydon
The question of making arrangements with a local correspondent or correspondents to supply information to the Labour Department as to the state of employment in North Wales is still receiviag careful consideration. Among other difficulties the distances between the districts in which industries are concentrated and the want of means of communication make any suitable arrangements difficult, although it is hoped that these obstacles may be overcome. The Department, however, does not undertake to employ local correspondents in every part of the country.
§ MR.REES DAVIES (Pembrokeshire)
asked whether the information obtained by the labour correspondents of the Board of Trade would apply to South Wales.
§ MR. RITCHIE
replied that the Labour Department of the Board of Trade endeavoured to obtain information from all parts of the country which might be of value, and it would apply to South Wales as well as to any other part of the country.