§ 45. Sir K. WOOD
asked the Prime Minister whether, in relation to the Advisory Committee on Unemployment, he will state the nature of the papers which are to be supplied to members of the 220 which have been refused to applicants registered at Bridgeton and Parkhead Employment Exchanges, Glasgow, respectively, for each week since the coming into operation of the new Act to the latest available date on the ground that applicants were not normally in insurable employment, and the corresponding figures for the previous year?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of LABOUR (Mr. Lawson)
As the reply includes a number of figures, I will, if I may, circulate a statement in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Mr. STEPHEN
Will the Parliamentary Secretary say whether there has been an increase in the figures?
§ Mr. LAWSON
I have asked my hon. Friend to look at the figures for a certain date. As they are extremely complicated, I could not answer the question in, detail.
§ Mr. STEPHEN
Can the hon. Gentleman say how it is that these figures have now become so complicated compared with what they used to be?
§ Following is the statement:221
§ committee; whether civil servants will be requested to be in attendance at such meetings; and whether its proceedings will be secret?
§ The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Ramsay MacDonald)
The right hon. Gentleman will understand that, as the body to which he is presumably referring is a Committee of the Cabinet, I cannot undertake to give any information either as to its proceedings or procedure.
§ Sir K. WOOD
Is not the Prime Minister confusing the Committee to which I am referring? I am referring to the Committee of which he and the right hon. Member for Carnarvon Boroughs (Mr. Lloyd George) are joint members. That is the Committee about which I want information.
§ The PRIME MINISTER
I am very sorry; from the right hon. Member's question I did not draw that conclusion.