§ 13. Sir ASSHETON POWNALL
asked the Minister of Labour what is the average total number estimated to be on transitional benefit for the first six and second six months, respectively, of the financial year who are included in the estimate of £30,000,000?
§ Miss BONDFIELD
The weekly total number of persons estimated to be on transitional benefit during the financial year 1931–32, in respect of whom an estimate of £30,000,000 was submitted, is approximately 550,000 for the first six months and 480,000 for the second six months of the year.
§ Sir A. POWNALL
Can the Minister of Labour say why there is a decrease of some 14,000 in the estimate during the second part of the year?