§ 42. Mr. TINKER
asked the Minister of Labour how many local authorities have 21 sent resolutions to him, which they have carried, urging the Government to increase the allowance to children in the new Unemployment Bill from 2s. to 3s.; and will he say what the Government intend to do with the question?
My right hon. Friend has received resolutions on this subject from 24 local authorities. As regards the second part of the question there is nothing I can add to what was said by my right hon. Friend when the subject was debated in Committee.
§ Mr. TINKER
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that there is a widespread feeling of dissatisfaction on this matter; and may I ask the Prime Minister what the Government intend to do about it?
§ Mr. H. WILLIAMS
How many of the local authorities in question proposed that their grants-in-aid should be reduced in order to assist the Government in financing the scheme?
§ Sir W. BRASS
Can the hon. Gentleman say whether all these local authorities suggested an increase?
I will send my hon. Friend a copy of the resolutions, if he would like to see them and to make inquiries himself.