42. Lieut.-Colonel CHARLES KERR
asked the Minister of Labour whether he will state the extra cost involved if the whole of any wounds or disability pensions were disregarded in assessing the income of an applicant for unemployment benefit?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of LABOUR (Mr. R. S. Hudson)
I think my hon. and 912 gallant Friend is under a misapprehension. Ex-service men's pensions are not taken into account in connection with claims to unemployment benefit. If, however, he has transitional payments in mind, I regret there are no available statistics on which an accurate estimate could be based.
§ Sir I. MACPHERSON
Will he make this clear throughout the country, because we are told that the reverse is the case?