HC Deb 03 March 1938 vol 332 cc1258-9
18. Mr. Tomlinson

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is now in a position to state whether he can do anything to assist the workers in the manufacturing section of the cotton industry in Lancashire who are suffering from underemployment as distinct from unemployment?

Mr. E. Brown

As I told the hon. Member last week, I should like to know what is in his mind. Perhaps he will have a talk with me.

Mr. Tomlinson

Has the right hon. Gentleman considered the representations made to him on this subject two years ago? He knows quite well what is in my mind in asking this question.

Mr. Brown

The hon. Member knows as well as I do that this question may mean half a dozen different things. I should very much like to have a serious talk with him about it.