§ 24. Mr. GRAHAM WHITE
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is now in a position to state when Part II of the Unemployment Act will be brought into operation?
Subject to the approval by Parliament of the regulations for the assessment of need, I propose, with the consent of the Treasury, to fix 7th January and 1st March, 1935, as the first and second appointed days respectively.
§ Captain Sir WILLIAM BRASS
Can the right hon. Gentleman give any indication when the Debate will take place on the regulations?
§ Mr. THORNE
Have the Government any intention of bringing forward a Supplementary Estimate to relieve the distressed areas?
I am afraid I cannot give the hon. Member any act information. The Regulations have been received, and they are now under the consideration of the Government.
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether there is to be any financial provision for the local authorities who have had to bear the additional burden of the unemployed who are now on public relief?