HC Deb 28 January 1937 vol 319 c1039
3. Mr. E. Smith

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will arrange with the Unemployment Insurance Statutory Committee that they will receive evidence from all parties represented in the House before the committee make their recommendations about the disposable surplus of the funds?

Mr. E. Brown

On 10th November last the Unemployment Insurance Statutory Committee gave notice, as required by Statute, of their intention to make a report upon the financial condition of the Unemployment Fund at the end of the year 1936, and at the same time they invited representations. The committee have already received evidence on behalf of employers and workpeople, and they inform me that, until their report is signed, they will be glad to receive representations from Members of the House or from other sources. I understand, however, that the report is in an advanced stage of preparation, and that the committee hope to sign it early in February. Any representation to the committee upon the subject of their report should, therefore, be made without delay.