§ 9. Mr. Horabin
asked the Minister of Labour whether he can expedite his inquiries regarding the working of the Assistance Board in Newquay in view of the fact that a further party of evacuated women and children may be sent there at any time, and it is desirable that members of the next party shall not suffer the same 1053 hardships as some mothers and children in earlier parties through failure of the Assistance Board to provide those without funds with the means to buy food over week-ends?
§ 5. Mr. Parker
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that Dagenham is served by no less than four separate offices, three being outside the borough, for different Assistance Board purposes, which causes great confusion and inconvenience; and whether a central office will be opened for all purposes within the borough?
§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour (Mr. Assheton)
The Board inform my right hon. Friend that they are looking into this suggestion.