HC Deb 17 February 1937 vol 320 c1188
47. Mr. Dalton

asked the Prime Minister whether he can now state when the new Special Areas Bill will be introduced?

The Prime Minister

I would refer the hon. Member to the answer which I gave to him on Monday last in reply to a question on this subject.

Mr. Dalton

But did not the Minister of Labour on behalf of the Government promise this Bill last month, and did not the Prime Minister himself promise my hon. Friend the Member for Spennymoor (Mr. Batey) last week that he would make a statement this week, and how much longer shall we have to wait?

The Prime Minister

We are barely halfway through the week yet.