HC Deb 19 December 1946 vol 431 c2162
51. Mr. De la Bère

asked the Minister of Labour whether, in connection with the 1,019,000 persons employed in local government service in September, 1946, he will arrange to have circulated in HANSARD the appropriate figures which his Department have prepared showing the numbers employed in regions, county councils, county borough councils, municipal borough councils and urban and rural district councils, respectively.

Mr. Isaacs

Yes, Sir.

Mr. De la Bère

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that I made a very vigorous protest last week about the same matter, and will he in future never, never, never give information without publishing it in HANSARD? We are a democratic body here.

Mr. Isaacs

I can never, never, never hope to give the hon. Gentleman a satisfactory answer.