HC Deb 17 December 1935 vol 307 c1579W
Colonel C. BROWN

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that the part-time group holdings at Wallridge, Northumberland, with 100 per cent. unemployed, are unable to receive the same assistance as other holdings of Northumberland and county Durham because the former are not situated in a special area; and if he will consider extending the Special Area Act so as to include such distressed places?


It is the case that the Commissioner cannot assist in such a case as this outside the special areas. As to the extension of the special areas, I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to my reply to the hon. Member for Westhoughton (Mr. R. Davies) on 12th December.