HC Deb 24 June 1936 vol 313 c1740

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what percentage of the total value of Navy contracts placed during the years 1934 and 1935, respectively, went to the Special Areas of Wales, the Special Areas of North-East England, and the Special Areas of Scotland?

The FIRST LORD of the ADMIRALTY (Sir Samuel Hoare)

I regret that it is not practicable to furnish the figures asked for by the hon. Member without the expenditure of more labour than could be justified.


Is it not possible to provide some figures to prove that the Government are making a real effort at alleviation of unemployment in the Special Areas?


I have been looking into this question to see whether anything of that kind can be done, but I have satisfied myself that to give details such as are demanded for back years, would entail more labour than could be justified.