§ 5 and 6. Mr. LAWSON
asked the Minister of Labour (1) when he will be in a position to lay before the House the plans of the Government for dealing with the excessive unemployment in the special areas;
(2) whether he is aware that a public statement has been issued to the Press by the commissioner giving full details of certain work sanctioned in the North of England by him; and whether he is now in a position to make a statement of the work of the commissioner in all the areas for which he is responsible?
§ Mr. E. BROWN
I understand from the Commissioner for the Special Areas (England and Wales) that he is engaged on the final stages of his report relating to the first six months of his term of office. When the report is received it will be published. Until the report has been received and considered it is not possible to say what further action may be required.
§ Mr. LAWSON
When the report is received will the Government lay their plans for dealing with the special areas before the House?