HC Deb 21 June 1938 vol 337 c896
70. Mr. Pearson

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that owing to the restricted interpretation of Section 36 of the Unemployment Act, 1934, an unjustifiable burden of maintaining large numbers of able-bodied unemployed is still left to be borne by the distressed areas; and will he introduce the necessary amending legislation?

The Minister of Labour (Mr. Ernest Brown)

I cannot add to my reply to a question on this subject by the hon. Member for the Everton division of Liverpool (Mr. Kirby) on 28th April, of which I am sending the hon. Member a copy.