§ 25. Mr. LAMBERT
asked the Minister of Labour what is the approximate amount per week of the unemployment donation paid to men and women, respectively?
§ Mr. WARDLE
The approximate amount paid in out-of-work donation in the week ending 8th March, 1919, was £1,200,000. The amounts paid to men and women respectively is not yet ascertained, but a rough estimate is that the amounts were:
Men and boys £620,000 Women and girls 580,000
§ Mr. FRANCE
May I ask if in some cases the unemployment benefit is higher than the rate fixed by the trade boards for wages for work done?