§ Mr. WALLHEAD
asked the Minister of Labour whether he has received from the Mayor of Merthyr, representing the borough, a request for a deputation representing a town's meeting to be received in order to lay before him certain aspects of the working of the Unemployment Insurance Act, 1927; whether he has agreed to meet such deputation; and, if not, for what reason?
§ Mr. BETTERTON
My right hon. Friend received from the Mayor of Merthyr a request for a deputation to discuss certain decisions of Courts of Referees. In reply he pointed out that these bodies are independent statutory authorities with whose decisions he cannot interfere, and that, in the circumstances, he thought no useful purpose would be served by a deputation.