HC Deb 24 November 1926 vol 200 c389
30. Mr. BRIANT

asked the Minister of Labour if men receiving unemployment allowance and wishing to undergo farm training with a view to emigration can be allowed to use the amount in part payment for expenses of training?


The answer to the question whether a worker would be entitled to unemployment benefit while undergoing farm training with a view to emigration depends upon a number of factors and could only be given by the proper statutory authority on a specific claim and in the light of the actual circumstances.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that many such claims have been refused; and has he not been approached by certain farm colonists with a view to allowing these men to work on the farms?


I will very gladly go into any case with the hon. Member. The fact is, although the question looks such a simple one, it has so many complications that I could not deal with it by way of an answer to a question. If the hon. Member will communicate with me, I will go into the question with him.