§ 4. Captain Sir WILLIAM BRASS
asked the Minister of Labour whether he will consider circulating to Members of the House any memorandum received by him from the Unemployment Assistance Board in connection with the old regulations or in connection with proposed new regulations, in order that Members may know how the position stands?
§ Mr. E. BROWN
I certainly will bear in mind the importance of making available to Members all relevant information dealing with the subjects my hon. and gallant Friend mentions.
§ 9. Mr. COCKS
asked the Minister of Labour when the draft of the revised public assistance regulations is to be laid before Parliament; and whether any steps have been taken to set up the local advisory committees under Part II of the Unemployment Act, 1934?
§ 10. Mr. GRAHAM WHITE
asked the Minister of Labour what progress has been made by the Unemployment Assistance Board in setting up local advisory committees under the Unemployment Act, 1934?
§ Mr. E. BROWN
As regards the first part of question 9, the answer is "No"; as regard the second part, and also question 10, I am not in a position to add to the reply given on 2nd May last by my predecessor to a similar question put by the hon. Member for East Birkenhead (Mr. White).
§ Sir W. BRASS
Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind how important it is that local conditions should be known, and will he consult these local advisory committees?
§ Mr. MANDER
Is it to be understood that the electors are not to be told what the new regulations are going to be before the General Election?