HC Deb 02 August 1935 vol 304 cc3011-2W

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that there are in the county of Carmarthen districts where economic depression is as deep and percentage of unemployed as high as in those places scheduled as special areas; and whether he will introduce the legislation necessary to bring them within the scope of the Commissioner's jurisdiction and activities?


I am aware that there are certain districts with heavy unemployment outside those which have been scheduled as "Special Areas." The reasons why these areas were selected for inclusion in the schedule have been fully explained to the House, and before proposing any extension, the Government would have to be satisfied that this step would be advantageous, having regard to all the considerations involved.