With regard to the first part of the Question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Financial Secretary on 8th January to my hon. Friend the Member for Bournemouth (Sir L. Lyle). I regret that I cannot accept the suggestion made in the second part of the Question: but, as I have already stated, the whole subject is being examined, and I hope to deal with the matter in my Budget Statement.
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there is growing discontent in the district with the principle involved in this Question, and also with the later returns sent out by his Department, and will he hasten the discussions on this matter with the workers' representatives?