HC Deb 15 December 1938 vol 342 c2149
15. Mr. Day

asked the Minister of Labour whether he can give particulars when his Department proposes opening a new Employment Exchange to meet the needs of the borough of Southwark; and what has caused the present delay?

Mr. E. Brown

There has been difficulty in adjusting the Department's requirements to the limitations of the site proposed for the new building. This difficulty has now been surmounted and the site has been acquired. I cannot yet say when the building will be ready for occupation.

Mr. Day

Can the Minister say when the work will be commenced, as the plans were prepared two years and a half ago?

Mr. Brown

That cannot be so. The plans have now been approved, but I cannot go into details at the moment.

Mr. Day

Did not the Minister state in this House, in reply to a question of mine two years and a half ago, that the plans were in preparation?