HC Deb 19 December 1935 vol 307 cc1925-6
29. Mr. LAWSON

asked the Minister of Labour whether all the advisory committees are now working under the Unemployment Assistance Board; and at what intervals such committees meet?

36. Mr. R. J. TAYLOR

asked the Minister of Labour how many advisory committees under the Unemployment Act are working in Northumberland; what is the number of members of each committee, respectively; and how many meetings have been held in each case?


No advisory committees have yet been set up. The functions to be exercised by the advisory committees are a part of the whole problem of the future arrangements for the administration of unemployment assistance which is now receiving the anxious consideration of the board and myself. As indicated in reply to the hon. Member for Birkenhead, East (Mr. White) on 24th October, I have suggested to the board that in present circumstances it would be premature to constitute them formally.


Why have not these advisory committees been set up, as they are the only shred of representation that the public has in respect of the administration of unemployment assistance?


It is for the reason stated in the answer.

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