§ 32. Mr. MANDER
asked the Minister of Labour whether it is the practice in respect of each of the public assistance committees under the Staffordshire County Council to vary allowances under transitional payments in accordance with variation in rent?
§ Sir H. BETTERTON
This is a matter within the discretion of the authority and details of the practice of the various committees are not in my possession.
§ 42. Mr. RHYS DAVIES
asked the Minister of Health if he will give the names of those county and county borough councils which are exercising their powers under Section 2 of the Transitional Payments (Determination of Need) Act, 1932, stating in each case which rules are being observed?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of HEALTH (Mr. Shakespeare)
The adoption of the rules set out in Sub-section 2 of Section 1 of the Transitional Payments (Determination of Need) Act, 1932, does not require my right hon. Friend's sanction and need not be reported to him, but he is sending the hon. Member a statement setting out the information on the subject which is available in the Department.