HC Deb 27 June 1935 vol 303 cc1247-8
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?

7. Mr. BATEY

asked the Minister of Labour whether he has asked the commisioner of the distresed areas in England and Wales for a full report of his work, whether such report has been received, and will it be published?


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.


When does the Minister expect to receive the report?


I have said that the Commissioner is engaged on the final stages. I expect it quite soon now.


When the report is received will the Government lay their plans for dealing with the special areas before the House?


Until I get the report it is impossible for me to say any more.

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