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Volume 320: debated on Thursday 18 February 1937

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As the reply contains a table of figures, I will, if I may, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Has the Minister any information concerning the quality of the bread supplied?

Following is the reply:

I am not in possession of information as to the prices of comparable qualities of white bread in these countries, but such particulars as are available are given in the following table. Statistics are not available showing the average wages of industrial workers generally in the countries specified, or the relation which the price of wheat bread bears to average wages.

employed as gamekeepers in Great Britain and Northern Ireland?

The numbers enumerated as gamekeepers and game-watchers at the Census of 1931 (in England and Wales, and in Scotland) and at the Census of 1926 (in Northern Ireland) were, at those dates, as follow:

England and Wales10,706
Northern Ireland151

Are the Government making any arrangements for these men to be more usefully employed in the event of an outbreak of war?

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether these men are likely to tie included in the unemployment insurance scheme at an early date?