HC Deb 09 May 1929 vol 227 cc2316-7
Commander SOUTH BY (by Private Notice)

asked the Prime Minister whether the proposals of the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Carnarvon Boroughs with regard to unemployment have been submitted for examination by the Government Departments concerned; and, if so, whether he can make any statement as to the results of this examination?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Baldwin)

It is a fact that, in accordance with ordinary practice, the proposals referred to, like others that have been put forward from time to time, were submitted to technical examination by the Government Departments concerned. Reports upon such examinations are always treated as confidential and are not published, since such publication would prejudice all proper administration, and accordingly it is not intended to publish these reports. I am, however, arranging for the publication of a White Paper containing reports upon the scheme submitted to the Government by the Ministers of the various Departments most affected. These reports are, of course, prepared in the light of the information they have received, but the entire responsibility for them rests with the Ministers concerned and with the Government.