HC Deb 07 April 1938 vol 334 cc495-6
17. Mr. J. Griffiths

asked the Minister of Labour whether he has now completed plans for dealing with the problem of the elderly unemployed; and whether he can indicate when he will be in a position to make a statement on the matter?

Mr. E. Brown

I have nothing to add at present to the answers which I have recently given to similar questions.

Mr. Griffiths

In view of the fact that it is many months since the right hon. Gentleman made a statement about the intentions of his Department, may I ask how long we are to wait?

Mr. Brown

I have pointed out on several occasions that this is a matter of administration, and that the proper time for making a statement is on the Estimates, and I hope to do so.

Mr. George Griffiths

Is it not a fact that we shall have to wait until we get on those benches before there is any change?