HC Deb 06 February 1941 vol 368 cc1052-3
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 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?

Mr. Bevin

Pending the completion of these inquiries, an officer of the Board has attended at Newquay Employment Exchange on pay days and will continue to do so as long as is necessary.

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.