HC Deb 19 December 1935 vol 307 cc1921-2
8. Mr. LOGAN

asked the Minister of Labour whether it is his intention to institute work schemes for Liverpool; and would he be prepared financially to assist the Liverpool Corporation in the construction of an underground electric passenger service for that city?


My Department has no powers or funds for this purpose. The particular scheme referred to is one for consideration in the first instance by my right hon. Friend, the Minister of Transport, but I am informed that it has not yet been placed before him.

9. Mr. KIRBY

asked the Minister of Labour whether he intends to establish a trading estate in the special area of the city of Liverpool?


No, Sir, I have no power to do so.


Is the right hon. Gentleman prepared to consider further the policy in regard to this matter?


It is a matter of law. The hon. Member will understand that this is not a special area under the special Act.

10. Mr. KIRBY

asked the Minister of Labour whether he can state, in relation to the city of Liverpool, the number of appeals dealt with by the appeals tribunal under the Unemployment Assistance Board during the three months ended 30th September, 1935; and the number of such appeals in which increases were granted?


In the three months ended 30th September last, the three appeal tribunals concerned dealt with 142 appeals against determinations by applicants from the city of Liverpool. In 83 of these cases the determinations were increased by the tribunals.