§ 10. Mr. HORE-BELISHA
asked the Minister of Labour whether she has received any representations from the Plymouth and District Trades Council supporting the recommendation that Plymouth should be regarded as a distressed area under the unemployment grants scheme; and whether she will favourably consider this request?
§ Miss BONDFIELD
I have received the representations referred to, but in view of the need of continuing to concentrate transfer efforts on the severely depressed mining areas, I am not prepared to extend the schedule to cover areas such as Plymouth.