HC Deb 06 December 1934 vol 295 cc1796-7

asked the Minister of Labour why Barry port, which is as distressed an area as many mentioned in the Distressed Areas Bill, is not included; and will he take steps to include it in the Schedule?


For the reasons which have led the Government to confine the application of the Depressed Areas Bill to those areas recently surveyed by the investigators, I would refer the hon. Member to the Government statements made in the discussions which have taken place in the House on this subject, more particularly the discussion on 14th November on the reports of the investigators, and the discussions on the Second Reading of the Bill and the Committee stage of the Financial Resolution.

7. Mr. BATEY

asked the Minister of Labour the number of persons unemployed, on the latest available date, in each area covered by the Depressed Areas Bill?


At 22nd October, 1934, the numbers of unemployed persons registered at employment exchanges situated within the areas specified in the First Schedule to the Depressed Areas (Development and Improvement) Bill were approximately as follow: