HC Deb 13 November 1933 vol 281 cc565-6
57. Mr. HICKS

asked the Minister of Labour whether it is intended that the staff of the Unemployment Assistance Board, which is proposed under the new Unemployment Insurance Bill, shall be full-time or part-time civil servants; and, if not, what will be the status of these employés?

The MINISTER of LABOUR (Sir Henry Betterton)

It is proposed by the Unemployment Bill that the salaries and allowances of officers and servants of the Unemployment Assistance Board shall be paid out of moneys provided by Parliament, and it is contemplated that their terms and conditions of service, including superannuation allowances for the permanent staff, shall in general be the same as those of the Civil Service. I am unable to say at present how far staff, other than full-time staff, may be employed by the board.


Has the right hon. Gentleman made up his mind as to the salary to be paid to the five statutory commissioners?


That is an entirely different question, and I am not in a position to make a statement upon it.