§ 92. Mr. DAWES
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware that the Central Unemployed Body state that, acting under instructions from the Local Government Board, they are unable to pay women with dependants more than 10s. per week in the special workrooms which they have established, while in their permanent workrooms they are able to pay such women up to 17s. 6d. per week; and whether he will consider how this state of things can be remedied?
§ The PRESIDENT of the LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. Herbert Samuel)
The answer to the first part is in the affirmative. In the permanent workrooms a payment exceeding 10s. is only made where the woman has dependants. In the other case the payment does not provide for dependants, it being intended that a woman with dependants should, if necessary, apply for an allowance in respect of them from the local representative committee.