Information Bureau.

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment – in the House of Commons on 30th July 1935.

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Photo of Mr William Stewart Mr William Stewart , Belfast South


asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has considered the recommendation of the special area commissioner to set up a central bureau of information to which industrialists could refer for advice and technical data relating to potential industrial districts, not only in the special areas but elsewhere; and whether he proposes to set up such a department to act as a permanent service of the Board of Trade?

Photo of Mr Walter Runciman Mr Walter Runciman , St Ives

This suggestion, together with other recommendations of the commissioner, is receiving consideration.

Photo of Sir William Brass Sir William Brass , Clitheroe

In view of the great unemployment in Lancashire, will the right hon. Gentleman consider advertising the fact that there is a special bureau for this purpose?

Photo of Mr Walter Runciman Mr Walter Runciman , St Ives

We have been giving information in the Board of Trade Journal, and also through the Press. The best work in that respect could be done by the committee itself.

Photo of Mr Frederick Macquisten Mr Frederick Macquisten , Argyll

Is it proposed to establish a university, complete with supermen, in connection with this, in order to teach people how to carry on their business?