HC Deb 01 May 1939 vol 346 c1515W
Captain Plugge

asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the effect of war claims on the reduction of unemployment, it will be necessary to keep all the Employment Exchanges open and provide shelter for all the staffs in the event of war?

Mr. E. Brown

Having regard to the essential functions which would fall to the exchanges in the event of war, I am satisfied that any preparations that may be required cannot prudently be based on any assumed reduction in the present organisation.