HC Deb 08 April 1937 vol 322 cc332-3
17. Mr. Parkinson

asked the Minister of Labour whether it is the intention of his Department to make a grant for Coronation Day to all persons in receipt of unemployment standard benefits?

Mr. E. Brown

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given on 4th March to the hon. Member for Wolverhampton, East (Mr. Mander), of which I am sending him a copy.

28. Sir Percy Harris

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of the intention to close some parts of the streets in the West End of London against vehicular traffic during Coronation week, any provision has been made for keeping open one or more through routes for cabs and cars conveying passengers to and from theatres and other places of entertainment; and can a public announcement of the detailed arrangements be made without further delay?

The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Sir John Simon)

Yes, Sir; provision will be made to maintain access to theatres, and the Commissioner of Police is about to issue to the Press a communiqué on this subject.

49. Mr. Bernays

asked the Prime Minister whether he will cause the necessary steps to be taken to ensure that the pending by-elections are completed by such a date as will obviate party controversy in the country during the period of national rejoicing attendant on Their Majesties' Coronation?

The Prime Minister (Mr. Baldwin)

I fully appreciate the suggestion of the hon. Member. The matter had not escaped my notice, and arrangements are already being made for the new writs to fill the pending vacancies to be moved in the House at a very early date.