HC Deb 09 July 1940 vol 362 cc1107-8W
Captain P. Macdonald

asked the Attorney-General whether, in view of the increasing gravity of the financial position of many residents in the Isle of Wight, especially hotel, boarding-house and apartment keepers, he has considered, or will consider, the adoption of some means of effective assistance in a crisis which is solely due to war considerations?

The Attorney-General

I presume that the hon. and gallant Member is already familiar with the Unemployment Assistance (Prevention and Relief of Distress) Regulations, 1939, the Courts (Emergency Powers) Act, 1939, and the Amending Bill which has recently passed this House. The working of these statutes is kept under review with a view to seeing whether any further steps can and should be taken.