§ 37. Mr. Shinwell
asked the Minister of Labour the number of unemployed persons registering at each of the employment exchanges in the area covered by the Easington Parliamentary division.
§ Mr. Hare
I think that the right hon. Gentleman knows that, with the exception of Wingate, where unemployment is 3.2 per cent., all the others that I have mentioned—including Haswell, which has been added to the list—are on the list of places that should benefit under the Local Employment Act, and my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade is doing all that he can to attract new projects to that area.
§ Mr. Shinwell
Is the Minister aware that his right hon. Friend has done nothing at all? Will he convey my compliments to his right hon. Friend, and tell him that the sooner he gets on with it the better, otherwise he will have trouble from me?