HC Deb 22 July 1935 vol 304 cc1476-7
28. Captain DOWER

asked the Minister of Labour whether his attention has been drawn in the commissioner's report for the special areas to the desirability of the establishment of a fund for the financing of industries in the special areas; and whether, seeing that under the Special Areas Act no such power is granted to the commissioner, he will consider taking such steps as may be necessary for the creation of such a special fund?


This is a subject which will no doubt be among those discussed in to-morrow's Debate. I ought to point out at once, however, that what the commissioner actually says is that, as the result of certain enquiries which he proposes to make, he may find it necessary to advise that a special fund should be granted for this purpose.

Captain DOWER

If the Commissioner puts forward the suggestion, will the Department give it its sympathetic consideration?

Lieut.-Colonel MUIRHEAD

Any opinion or recommendation of the Commissioner will naturally be carefully considered.