HC Deb 03 March 1938 vol 332 cc1262-3
21. Mr. Davidson

asked the Minister of Labour whether his Department will be represented at the Glasgow Empire Exhibition; and, if so, in what manner?

Mr. E. Brown

Yes, Sir. A small pavilion is being set up in the grounds of the exhibition at which various aspects of the Ministry's work will be illustrated and facilities for giving information to inquirers will be available. It is hoped, also, that certain films of the Ministry's work will be shown in the exhibition's film theatre.

Mr. Davidson

Does this mean that within this Pavilion there will be a model of an employment exchange with notices of the regulations, penalties and scales of benefit, and will the lectures include instruction to foreigners on how to keep and feed a child on 3s. a week?

Mr. Brown

The work of the Ministry will be illustrated there. The hon. Gentleman is doing his constituents no good service by pretending that we have not the finest service in the world.

Mr. Maxton

Is the right hon. Gentleman's Department represented at the strike of workers that is now taking place at the Exhibition?

Mr. Brown

We are always in touch.

Mr. Davidson

On a point of Order. The right hon. Gentleman made an assertion that in my question I was trying to injure my constituents, and I want to ask whether his assertion is proved by the recruiting figures and the number of physical defectives?

Mr. Speaker

That is not a point of Order.