§ 2. Mr. GRAHAM WHITE
asked the Minister of Labour whether any social survey has been made of samples of unemployed persons and their families who are on the register of the Unemployment Assistance Board?
§ The MINISTER of LABOUR: (Mr. Ernest Brown)
No formal survey of the kind the hon. Member appears to have in mind has been made by the Unemployment Assistance Board, but they are acquiring in the course of their ordinary duties an important volume of information regarding the conditions in the households with which they are dealing.
§ Mr. DAVID GRENFELL
Will the right hon. Gentleman consider the advisability of having the position of the distressed areas specially investigated by the Commissioners before any steps are taken?