§ 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.