HC Deb 20 July 1939 vol 350 c750W
Mr. Ede

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will give the reasons for which the area officers of the Unemployment Assistance Board declined to receive a deputation who desired to discuss with him how those drawing benefit from the Board could lay in stocks of food reserves; and whether he will arrange for the deputation to be received at an early date?

Mr. E. Brown

The question at issue involves matters of general Government policy in regard to which I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for Leigh (Mr. Tinker) on 13th February last. I am informed by the Board that they do not feel that it can appropriately be discussed by their area officers with local deputations.