§ 52. Mr. R. MORRISON
asked the Minister of Labour whether money advanced for removal expenses of an unemployed man, his wife, children and furniture from a mining area to London is repayable, and under what conditions?
§ Sir A. STEEL-MAITLAND
if the hon. Member has in mind the household removal scheme affecting workpeople transferring from certain depressed mining areas, grants made under this scheme are not normally repayable. Only if the applicant fails to remove his household and returns to his home area upon the conclusion of the employment to which he came, and cannot show good reason for not removing his household, does any question of repayment arise. I should add that the railway fare of the workman himself is an advance on loan, except that part of it may be on certain conditions paid out of the Unemployment Fund if he is an insured person.
§ Mr. MORRISON
If I send the right hon. Gentleman particulars of a case in which a man's wages are being stopped at the rate of 4s. a week by arrangement with the Employment Exchange, in order to repay the fares of himself and his wife, with his furniture, to London, will the right hon. Gentleman look into it?