§ Mr. ELLIS SMITH
asked the Minister of Labour whether he can state the names of persons who will form the advisory committees and tribunals to be set up under the recently issued Regulations in Stoke-on-Trent and the North Staffordshire area?
§ Mr. E. BROWN
Advisory committees and appeal tribunals are set up under powers contained in the Unemployment Assistance Act, 1934. One advisory committee is being set up by the Board to serve Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire. The Board have appointed Colonel W. J. Kent, J. P., to be chairman of this committee. Substantial progress has been made in the appointment of the other members of this committee, but the stage is not yet reached at which it would be proper to publish a list. The appeal tribunal serving this area was set up before the 7th January, 1935, and has been at work since that date. The chairman of this tribunal is Mr. R. B. Hind. The representative, of the Unemployment Assistance Board on this tribunal is Mr. Donald H. Bates, J. P. The third member of this tribunal at each sitting is a workpeople's representative selected by the Board from a panel of persons appointed by me for the purpose.