§ 7. Mr. CHARLES BROWN
asked the Minister of Labour the number of hosiery workers totally unemployed and temporarily stopped on the register of the Employment Exchanges at Nottingham, HuckNail, Sutton-in-Ashfield, and Mansfield in January, 1933, and April, 1933, respectively?
§ Sir H. BETTERTON
As the reply includes a table of figures I will, if I may, circulate a statement in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the statement:
§ who, owing to continued unemployment, will lapse from insurance and be disentitled to medical benefit at the end of December, 1933?
§ The MINISTER of HEALTH (Sir Hilton Young)
In reply to both questions I would refer my hon. Friend to my reply of the 4th April to the hon. Member for Newcastle-on-Tyne (Sir R. Aske).
§ Mr. LIDDALL
In view of the fact that in the city of LinColn alone 1,000 persons will be affected, will the right hon. Gentleman further consider this question?
§ Mr. BUCHANAN
In view of the extremely large numbers affected, will the right hon. Gentleman reconsider the whole question between now and the end of the year?
§ Sir H. YOUNG
I must remind the hon. Member that these matters were fully debated during the passage of the National Health Insurance Act last year.
§ Mr. MAXTON
But was the House then fully aware of the social consequences of what it was doing; and will the right hon. Gentleman now try to get us out of the difficulty into which we got then?
§ Sir H. YOUNG
Great pains were taken during the passage of that Act to put the House into possession of all the facts.