31. Mr. Philips Price
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the recent increase in unemployment mainly caused by the closing of the Eastern United colliery in the Forest of Dean, he will consider applying the provisions of the Distribution of Industry (Industrial Finance) Act to that area.
§ Mr. Vaughan-Morgan
The level of unemployment in the Forest of Dean does not justify the inclusion of the area in the places to which the provisions of the Act apply.
Mr. Philips Price
If the unemployment figures rose to 4 per cent.—and they cannot be far away from that now— would further facilities be available than exist now?