HC Deb 11 April 1940 vol 359 c684
12. Mr. J. Griffiths

asked the Minister of Labour whether the Commissioner for the Special Areas is still functioning; and whether new applications for assistance are given consideration by the Commissioner?

Mr. E. Brown

I would refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to him on this subject on 7th March.

Mr. Griffiths

Will the right hon. Gentleman reply to the last part of my Question? Are new applications considered?

Mr. Brown

The reply is in the reference I have given. It is quite clear that only small applications could be considered.

Mr. Lawson

Is it not true that no applications are considered by the Commissioners at all?

Mr. Brown

If the hon. Member would like to put that on the Paper I will give him a considered answer.