HC Deb 15 December 1938 vol 342 c2147
13. Mr. James Griffiths

asked the Minister of Labour when he will be able to announce his proposals for dealing with the distressed areas which are outside the scheduled Special Areas; and whether he can indicate when the legislation dealing with the matter will be introduced?

Mr. E. Brown

I am not yet in a position to make any announcement in this matter, but I can assure the hon. Member that there will be no avoidable delay.