HC Deb 10 November 1932 vol 270 cc641-3

Resolution reported, That it is expedient—

  1. (a) to make provision that, in determining under the Unemployment Insurance (National Economy) (No. 2) Order, 1931, questions as to whether the circum- 642 stances of applicants for transitional payments are such that, whilst unemployed, they are in need of such payments, the following rules shall be complied with—
    1. (i) wounds or disability pensions (as enumerated in Section sixteen of the Finance Act, 1919) which are taken into account, shall be treated as if they were reduced by one-half;
    2. (ii) weekly payments by way of compensation under the enactments relating to workmen's compensation in force in the United Kingdom which are taken into account, shall be treated as if they were reduced by one-half;
    3. (iii) money and investments treated as capital assets and taken into account shall, in so far as the value of all such money and investments considered in the aggregate does not exceed twenty-five pounds, be disregarded, and, in so far as that value exceeds that amount -but does not exceed three hundred pounds, be treated as equivalent to a weekly income of one shilling for every complete twenty-five pounds;
    4. (iv) in taking into account the value to any person of any interest in the dwelling-house in which he resides, any sum which might he obtained by him by selling or by borrowing money upon the security of that interest shall be disregarded; and to authorise the expenditure, out of moneys provided by Parliament, of such expenses as may he incurred by reason of the provisions aforesaid; and
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  3. (b) to permit the application of the same rules in the granting of outdoor relief under the enactments relating to the Poor Law."

Bill ordered to be brought in upon the said Resolution by Sir Henry Betterton, Sir Hilton Young, Sir Godfrey Collins, Mr. Hore-Belisha and Mr. R. S. Hudson.