HC Deb 20 November 1930 vol 245 c592
46. Mr. E. BROWN

asked the Prime Minister if he has any statement to make with reference to the proposed Royal Commission of Inquiry into Unemployment Insurance; and, if so, whether he can state the terms of reference, together with the proposed membership and the date on which it is proposed it shall commence its labours?


asked the Prime Minister when he proposes to make a further announcement concerning the Royal Commission on Unemployment Insurance?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Philip Snowden)

I have been asked to answer this question. It is not yet possible to add anything to the reply which the Prime Minister gave to the right hon. Member for Tamworth (Sir A. Steel-Maitland) on the 6th November.


Can the right hon. Gentleman tell us when we shall be able to have that reply?


I cannot say that definitely, but I know that fairly rapid progress is being made in setting up the membership of the Commission, and the right hon. Gentleman knows that it always takes a considerable amount of time.


If I repeat the question this day week, will the right hon. Gentleman be able to give me an answer?

Viscountess ASTOR

Will the right hon. Gentleman consider putting a woman on this Commission?