§ 40. Mr. T. Brown
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance what action he will take on the Report, issued in July, 1953, Command Paper No. 8894, by the National Insurance Advisory Committee in accordance with Section 41 (3) of the National Insurance Act, 1946, on the availability question; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Brown
Ought not the Department to be in a position to indicate what policy they intend to pursue? In view of the fact that the Report on this very important question of increasing our manpower, was presented to the House four months ago, does the Minister think it reasonable that the Government still have no policy to implement the Report? Will he speed up the matter?
§ Mr. Blyton
Is the Minister aware that we hope he does not arrive at any conclusions on this question of availability, because this matter smacks very much of the not-genuinely-seeking work clause of long ago?