HC Deb 31 January 1939 vol 343 c22
55. Mr. J. Griffiths

asked the Minister of Labour whether he can indicate the nature of the proposals he has prepared to deal with the position in the distressed areas outside the scheduled areas; and when it is proposed to introduce legislation dealing with the matter?

Mr. E. Brown

The proposed legislation is at present under consideration, and I have nothing to add to the reply which I gave to the hon. Member on 15th December last.

Mr. Griffiths

Is it proposed to introduce legislation before Easter?

Mr. Brown

That, of course, is not a matter for me, but it will not be long delayed.