§ 66. Mr. STEPHEN
asked the Minister of Labour if he is now in a position to state whether the Bill based upon the Blanesburgh Report upon Unemployment Insurance will be introduced during this part of the present Session?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of LABOUR (Mr. Betterton)
Having regard to the present state of Parliamentary business, I doubt if it will be possible to introduce the Bill before the Recess.
§ Mr. STEPHEN
Has the Minister given consideration to the widespread desire on the part of Members to see the Bill, and will it not be possible, seeing that the Bill is ready, to have it printed, as has been the case in other Departments?
§ Mr. E. BROWN
Can the hon. Gentleman say whether, in connection with the drafting of this Bill, any consultations are taking place with local unemployment committees on the one hand or with the organised unemployed on the other?