§ 49. Mr. ALBERY
asked the Prime Minister if he has yet received any of the interim reports from the Royal Commission on Unemployment Insurance mentioned in the King's Speech?
§ 45. Sir KINGSLEY WOOD
asked the Prime Minister when the first interim report of the Royal Commission on Unemployment Insurance is expected to be presented?
§ The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Ramsay MacDonald)
The Royal Commission have been asked to furnish an interim report 1429 on the subject of transitional benefit at an early date, but I cannot say when it will be received.
§ Mr. ALBERY
In view of the very serious financial evidence given before the Commission, will the right hon. Gentleman press for an early interim report on that subject?
§ Mr. BUCHANAN
Will the Prime Minister see that the Commission will not unduly hurry the report, but that they will at least accept evidence from all available sources?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
That is so, but there is great necessity for hurrying up because certain provisions lapse, and, unless we are in a position to replace them, nothing can be done at all.
§ Mr. BUCHANAN
How can a proper report be given on this important subject unless the Commission secure all the evidence available? May I further ask if the right hon. Gentleman, in his wisdom in appointing the Commission, should not have appointed a Commission that would meet six days a week instead of at weekends?
§ Mr. SMITHERS
In view of the importance of the evidence of Sir Richard Hopkins, is it not advisable that some definition of policy or action should be given as soon as possible?