HC Deb 27 October 1908 vol 195 c49

To ask the President of the Local Government Board, whether, in view of the fact that the removal of the restriction that no person must be found work under the Unemployed Workmen Act more than once in two years, and also of the disqualification attaching to the receipt of Poor Law relief, the number of eligible applicants will be largely increased, he is prepared to advise the Government to increase the proposed grant.

(Answered by Mr. John Burns.) As was stated by the Prime Minister on Wednesday last, the Government propose that the amount of the grant should be increased. The amount spent last year was about £150,000, and the Government propose in the first instance that a sum of £300,000 should be made available.