Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment (Special Areas.)

– in the House of Commons on 30th April 1935.

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Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

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asked the Minister of Labour whether he has received, and can now publish, any statement of results by the commissioners in the special areas?

Photo of Hon. Oliver Stanley Hon. Oliver Stanley , Westmorland

As my hon. Friend will be aware, the commissioner for England and Wales has issued a number of statements to the Press on particular aspects of his activities. He feels, and I agree with him, that it would be premature to make any report on results at present. I understand that the commissioner contemplates submitting to the Government a general report on his work up to the end of June and my intention is that this should be published. Any questions regarding the commissioner for Scotland should be addressed to the Secretary of State.

Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

Do I understand from my right hon. Friend that some time shortly after the end of June a public statement will be made?

Photo of Sir Walter Liddall Sir Walter Liddall , Lincoln

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can now furnish an estimate of the expenditure likely to be required for the current year for the special areas?

Photo of Mr Duff Cooper Mr Duff Cooper , Westminster St George's

I am unable at present to add to the information furnished in the Estimates presented to the House, numbers 11 and 16 of Class V.