HC Deb 08 April 1937 vol 322 cc327-8
24. Mr. W. Joseph Stewart

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is now in a position to state when the South-west Durham Improvement Association will be set up; and can he now give the names of the persons who will be appointed to serve on this association?

Mr. E. Brown

I regret that I have nothing at present to add to the answer which I gave to the hon. Member on 16th March.

Mr. Stewart

Seeing that the setting up of this committee may mean much to the people who are living in Southwest Durham, is the right hon. Gentleman prepared to get into touch with the Commissioner for the Special Areas with a view to getting the committee working at an earlier date?

Mr. Brown

I can assure the hon. Member that there will be no undue delay. The Commissioner is at the moment in the area, but as the hon. Member will understand, it is necessary to get the best possible members for this very valuable committee.

Mr. Stewart

Does not the right hon. Gentleman know full well that nothing will be done for South Wales and Durham until this committee is set up?

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