Regulations.

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons on 11th May 1936.

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Photo of Mr Richard Acland Mr Richard Acland , Barnstaple

asked the Minister of Labour whether he can now state at what date the unemployment regulations will be presented to Parliament?

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Anthony Muirhead Lieut-Colonel Anthony Muirhead , Wells

I cannot add to previous replies on this subject.

Photo of Mr Richard Acland Mr Richard Acland , Barnstaple

Can the hon. and gallant Gentleman give an assurance that whenever the regulations are brought forward, a proper period will be allowed to elapse between their publication and their discussion by this House?

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Anthony Muirhead Lieut-Colonel Anthony Muirhead , Wells

I think that the hon. Member can rest assured about that.

Photo of Mr Emanuel Shinwell Mr Emanuel Shinwell , Seaham

Is the Minister aware that summer has now arrived?

Photo of Mr Emanuel Shinwell Mr Emanuel Shinwell , Seaham

If the hon. and gallant Gentleman believes that summer has arrived, why did he determine the answer to this question on the probability of spring coming shortly?

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Anthony Muirhead Lieut-Colonel Anthony Muirhead , Wells

If the hon. Member has studied the National Government's election address, he will see that we said spring at the earliest.

Photo of Mr George Griffiths Mr George Griffiths , Hemsworth

Has the hon. and gallant Gentleman seen in the Press that 20th May is the date when the regulations will be made known?