§ Mr. Hale
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the recently published Digest of Statistics discloses a further increase of 4,000 in the number of unemployed in the northwestern regional area between 15th September and 13th October, 1958; and whether he will state the Government's policy for dealing with the situation.
§ Sir D. Eccles
Yes. For the answer to the second part of the Question, I would refer the hon. Member to the Debate on Unemployment which took place on 17th December.