§ 7. Mr. LIDDALL
asked the Minister of Labour whether his attention has been drawn to an article in the "Civil Service Argus," the monthly journal of the staff of the Ministry of Labour, containing an attack on the Unemployment Assistance Board; and what steps he proposes to take to prevent a future incursion by this journal into controversial politics?
§ Mr. E. BROWN
I have seen this article, which is an anonymous contribution to a staff association journal. It is not a matter over which I have any control.
§ Mr. SHINWELL
Was not the Unemployment Assistance Board created to take unemployment benefit and unemployment assistance out of politics; and how, therefore, does the question of politics come in?
§ Mr. LAWSON
In view of the fact that the Board itself commended the standstill arrangement to the Government and the House of Commons, are not these people to be commended for replying to their criticisms?