§ 40. Mr. THORNE
asked the Minister of Labour whether he can give the House any information as to whether the Hull Public Assistance Committee are granting transitional benefit in accordance 492 with the rules and regulations; and whether he can state the reason why he authorised the public assistance committee to reduce the rate of benefit?
§ The MINISTER of LABOUR (Mr. Oliver Stanley)
I am in communication with the local authority on the matter and cannot at the moment say more on the first part of the question. I do not know to what the hon. Member is referring in the second part of his question. I have given no such authority.