HC Deb 12 December 1928 vol 223 cc2109-10
40. Mr. W. BAKER

asked the Minister of Labour whether he has received a request from the Bristol Unemployed Association, dated the 6th November, and backed by three of the Members for Bristol, asking him to receive a deputation with regard to the position of un- employed persons in Bristol and the local difficulties arising from the administration of the Unemployment Insurance Act; and whether, having regard to the growth of unemployment and distress in Bristol, he will expedite a decision?


I have received a request for a deputation, and replied asking the Association for a statement of the points upon which representations are to be made, so that I might be in a position to deal with their application. I am repeating my inquiry.


Is it not true to say that the original letter gave the grounds which they desired to represent to the Minister, and that in these circumstances the desire for further information is only a means for pushing the matter over Christmas?


No, Sir.