HC Deb 07 December 1933 vol 283 cc1804-5
15. Miss RATH BONE

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will estimate the cost of extending to all unemployed persons without limit of income, provided that they are normally in full- time employment, the right of applying to and receiving assistance from the unemployment assistance board proposed to be set up under the Unemployment Bill?


As there is no information available as to the extent of unemployment among, or the resources available to, the persons covered by the question, I regret that it is not possible to give any estimate of the cost of any such extension.


Does the hon. Member think it fair that genuinely unemployed persons should be debarred from all right of applying for unemployment assistance except through the Poor Law?


That is a totally different question.