§ 6. Mr. James Griffiths
asked the Minister of Labour whether he has now completed his investigations into the problem of providing work for the elderly unemployed; and whether he can indicate what steps he proposes to take to deal with the problem?
§ Mr. E. Brown
I completed two days ago my visits to the divisional areas of the Ministry. In the course of these visits a great number of figures and suggestions were brought to my notice, all of which will need to be carefully sifted and examined before I can be in a position to come to any conclusions.
§ Mr. Griffiths
In view of the fact that it is now over nine months since the right 2041 hon. Gentleman made the public statement on his visit to South Wales that plans will soon be put forward, how long have we to wait?